Involving Schools and Communities on Reforestation to achieve and strengthen sustainable farming and climate change mitigation project
Involving Schools and Communities on Reforestation to achieve and strengthen sustainable farming and climate change mitigation project
The project aims to strengthen sustainable farming and climate change adaptation systems through specific approved climate smart agricultural practices from previous interventions, additionally, capacity development for beneficiary communities shall be a component of the implementation. The primary objective of this project is to empower communities and schools to create a safer, healthier, cleaner, and greener environment.
To alleviate poverty through strengthening and empowering the communities to produce adequate food without destroying the environment in three communities (Rogbalan, Amina and Kaindema) Sanda Loko chiefdom, Karene district respectively. The Sustainable environmental management approach of community degraded lands coupled with capacity development makes the project appealing to the beneficiry community. The key expected results of the project will be:
1) r 90 participants (15 teachers, 60 community famers, and 15 community leaders) trained on sustainable farming and climate change adaptation
2) 120 youth farmers selected and formed into groups to undertake agroforestry as a way of restoring the lost forest cover. This will ensure sustained provision of wood products without damaging the natural habitat.
3) planting of 30,000 economic and multipurpose tree species in different communities and schools.
4) 300 school children in three community schools are trained and encouraged to form environmental clubs and organize writing competitions and debates amongst students on climate change and generally on environmental management.
5) 120 women farmers trained on vegetable cultivation
6) 30 youth farmers trained on beekeeping and honey production initiatives and support 60 women on animal restocking (goats)
7) 120 farmers trained on development and rehabilitation of inland valley swamp of 5 hectares for sustainable rice and vegetable production.

Project Snapshot

Partners In Rural Integration And Development Organization-Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 20,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 10,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,000.00
Project Number:
SLE/SGP/OP7/Y2/CORE/ CC/15/10/2021/21
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
At the project design phase, lengthy consultations were held with local community stakeholders to discuss possible roles (devolved functions) in project monitoring and implementation, and to assess the existing capacities and requirements for additional capacity building. Contacts were also made with large-scale private plantation operators to discuss potentials and modalities for collaboration between these operators and smallholder tree planters.
Policy Impact
No, the implementation will depend on already existing policies on land ownership and use
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Number of innovations or new technologies developed / applied 3
Hectares of degraded land rest 15
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 840

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Abdul Rahman Adaama SANNOH
+232 76 789 985


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