Sierra Leone

SRI National Facilitator – Samuel Soki Harding, SLARI/RARC
WAAPP Coordinator – Sulaiman Sorie Sesay

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SLARI and SRI in Sierra Leone take center stage with a feature story on the World Bank website
[20 June 2014]

After their successful recent workshop, Sierra Leone’s SRI initiative has now been profiled on the World Bank’s website, bringing attention to Sierra Leone and SRI around the world. The story highlighted the positive initial impacts of the SRI project on yields and labor savings in Sierra Leone, and also discussed the reemergence of the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI), which before being abandoned in the 11-year civil war had been a Center of Excellence for rice research in the region. Read more…


Manuals, Guides, Reports and Presentations

SRI-WAAPP Sierra Leone – January 2015 Sierra Leone SRI Newsletter

Prepared by Samuel S. Harding, SLARI
A technical report covering 2013 activities, including promising results from the use of palm kernel cake (PKC) as an organic fertilizer with SRI.

Columbia University / West Africa Rice Company — Pioneering High-Yield Rice Production in Sierra Leone: Recommendations for an Outgrower Model
A 2013 evaluation / proposal by a group from Columbia University examining the feasibility of setting up an outgrower model for the West Africa Rice Company.

SRI-WAAPP — Experiences of the System of Rice Intensification in Sierra Leone
Powerpoint by Samuel Soki Harding, Daniel Santigie Fornah, and Edward S.A. Kargbo presented at the West Africa SRI Workshop in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on July 26-27, 2012.

CRS — SRI Training Manual
Developed by Gerald Aruna and Mendesora United for Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
This training manual is designed for use by SRI facilitators.

CRS — SRI Farmer Field School Facilitator’s Guide
Developed by Gerald Aruna and Mapity Farming Enterprise for Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
This guide is designed to help SRI facilitator’s plan and implement a Farmer Field School training on SRI.

World Vision — The Practice of the System of Rice Intensification in Sierra Leone
Written by Abu Yamah, WVI
A report to a workshop in Madagascar in 2002.



Sierra Leone – Profile of SRI Champion Gerald Aruna – Long version (13:10) – Short version (3:50)
FloodedCellar Productions
Gerald Aruna’s pioneering work in Mendesora not only introduced SRI to Sierra Leone, but continues to advance the methodology through innovative approaches to municipal compost collection, involvement of village savings and loans groups, and adaptations to upland rainfed rice production systems.


Find more information about SRI in Sierra Leone on the SRI-Rice website, here.

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  1. Pingback: SLARI & SRI in Sierra Leone takes center stage with a feature story on the World Bank website | Improving and Scaling up SRI in West Africa

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