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Not content with extending the cassava farm to the boundaries and paddies the Hope Sakuma team set themselves a new target aiming to double the size of the cassava farm by clearing the land harvested upland rice.

After clearing the scrub the guys dig high heaps ready for planting and the Ladies select prime cassava sticks from the main cassava farm expertly cutting them to propagating size planting the freshly-cut sticks in the newly dug heaps. But with so many heaps already dug and planted the team face their first seriosu challenge: running out of sticks!

So diaspora volunteer Mo visits our team at Mile 6 where the cassava will be ready to harvest early next year collecting some sticks to bring to Sanda and losing no time in progating and planting some of the new variety. This nutritious drought-resistant crop is helping rural communities in Karene adapt to climate change and the dangers of more intense droughts.


Please and share our sustainable farming journey empowering rural women nd youth with nature-based solutions to improve nutrition, food security and climate adaptation in Sierra Leone.

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