Building the Capacity of Rice farmers on Proper use of Pesticides (Agro-chemicals).
Building the Capacity of Rice farmers on Proper use of Pesticides (Agro-chemicals).
This project aims to sensitize farmers about the harmful effects of pesticides when not used properly and the need for using pesticides properly. Farmers would be trained on pesticide handling, storage, and the proper use of personal safety gears. Farmers would be trained on how to identify harmful and prohibited pesticides. Protective gears would be supplied to farmers and encourage them to pay a cost recovery amount which would be kept in a locally controlled account for sustainability. The payment should be either in cash or in kind using their produce after harvest and the amount to be paid would be determined by them. Pesticides would be supplied to the farmers free of cost in the first phase of the project immediately after training to discourage the illegal trading of these chemicals. Subsequent supplies would be paid for at cost recovery prices. Pesticide use in rice fields and its potential effects on the environment and the health of rice farmers would be monitored. Field observations would also be done. Soils, rice and other matter samples were from rice fields would be analyzed for residual pesticides. The data obtained would be analyzed using appropriate statistical tools and findings would be summarized in a report to be submitted at the end of the project.

The main objective of the project is to promote the safe utilization of pesticides by rice farmers in Babara Wallah and Kychom communities in Sierra Leone.

specific objectives include:
- To train 40 farmers from each of the target communities how to handle pesticides safely
- To provide personal protective materials to 30 household heads 10 farming groups in each community
- To discourage farmers from buying unlabeled or unknown pesticides
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Sierra Enviro Hope and Milton Margai Research and Project Implementation Unit
Country:
Sierra Leone
Area Of Work:
Chemicals
Operational Phase:
OP6 -Y4 (Jul 18 - Jun 19)
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 194.81
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 259.74
Project Number:
SLE/SGP/OP6/Y4/STAR/CH/29/08/2018/52
Start Date:
10/2018
End Date:
9/2019
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
Both the knowledge of farmers and experts would be used to implement this project. Experts would teach farmers how to store, prepare and apply pesticides safely. Farmers would use their knowledge to cultivate their crops. Both knowledge would be collated in a final report which can be used for extension and other implementations.
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Reports would be published in peer reviewed journals and activities would be covered by both electronic and print media. This would help the replication of the project activities in other communities
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Indicators
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 80
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 80
Biophysical
Reduction in the amount released into the environment or elimination of POPs through the SGP Grams/year of Hexachlorobenzene (HCB - C6H6) eliminated or release into the environment prevented 2560
Biophysical
Reduction in the amount released into the environment or elimination of POPs through the SGP Kilogram (Kg) of Chlordane (C10H6Cl8) eliminated or release into the environment prevented 2560

Grantee Contact

Dr. Alhaji Sankoh
Phone: +23276674642
Email: aisankoh@justice.com
 

Address

Research Directorate Milton Margai College of Education and Technology,
Goderich , Western Area , +232

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Abdul Rahman Adaama SANNOH
Phone:
+232 76 789 985
Email:
Mr. Desmond Luseni
Email:

Address

UNDP SIERRA LEONE, UN COMPLEX, FOURAH BAY CLOSE, WILBERFORCE
FREETOWN, WESTERN AREA, 23222