Seed Loaning Program is a Game Changer for Farmers in Sierra Leone

Just Hope’s new Seed Loan Program (SLP) in Bauya and Lunsar, Sierra Leone, gives a hand up to farmers stuck in a cycle of buying seeds on credit. The program provides each farming group with two 50kg bags of groundnuts for planting in both the conservation agriculture method and traditional method; then requires the farmers to return the two bags at the end of the harvest season. We are working with nine total groups for the pilot run of the Seed Loan Program – four in Lunsar and five in Bauya. The groups have prepared and started planting their plots using both methods.