Planting Promise

Encourage Smallholder Farming

Planting Promise runs sustainable, ethical businesses in farming and food-processing in Sierra Leone, and uses the profits to fund free schools. This project aims to increase the scale, and efficiency of our farms. Both helping the farmers to earn more, and providing more revenue to fund education.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1135392)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment

    Helping

Location

Situation

Having been a net rice exporter in the 1960s, Sierra Leone now imports 80% of its food. However, only 15% of available farmland in Sierra Leone is actually cultivated. With food prices increasing, and having a huge effect on people in the developing world, poverty, starvation and food security in Sierra Leone is becoming a huge problem. Sierra Leone is also one of the poorest countries in the world. 30% of children have no access to primary school, and 80% have no access to secondary school.

Solution

By increasing the size, output and income of our smallholder farms, our project will increase the amount of farmland being cultivated in Sierra Leone, and the amount of food being produced. This will have an effect on food security, and provide cheaper local alternatives to food imports. Larger farms will provide more revenue to our farmers and their villages. It will also enable us to run more schools, and provide much needed education to some of the poorest children in the world.

  • Many talk sustainability. Planting Promise is doing sustainability.

    — Richard Hytner - Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi

  • Many talk sustainability. Planting Promise is doing sustainability.

    — Richard Hytner - Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi