AfricaRice Director General on the Need to Consolidate the Gaind of AfricaRice
Monday 14 December 2015
By Mohamed A. Sanoh and Richard Bockarie

Dr. Roy-Macauley revealed that now that the Ebola Scourage is over, AfricaRice Rechnical Team will soon be returning to provide backstopping to our rice production efforts, advocate for and secure funding for the development of the rice sub sector and an organization of an Africa Heads of State Rice Submit. Continue reading

SLARI in Deep Reflection on Conducting Agricultural Research in the 21st Century
Thursday 3 December 2015
By Mohamed A. Sanoh and Richard Bockarie

"Though a lot has been done over the years, there is yet a hugh work to be done to make our farmers who form the bulk of our population live a quality and meaningful life, provide quality and adequate food for all Sierra Leoneans as well as provide meaningful contribution to the growth and development of our national economy". Dr. Kargbo. Continue Reading

Professor Monty Jones Unlocks Ways to Transform the Agriculture Sector in Sierra Leone
Wednesday 25 November 2015
By Mohamed A. Sanoh and Richard Bockarie

Addressing Scientist and other employees of the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) at its Tower Hill Conference Hall in Freetown, Special Adviser to the President and Ambassador at Large Prof. Monty Jones has lucidly explained the frameworks and instruments needed to transform the country's old age subsistence and unproductive agricultural system to industrial society. Continue Reading

SLARI DG Urges More PhDs for Young SLARI Scientists.
Thursday 12 November 2015
By Mohamed A. Sanoh and Richard Bockarie

"We are facing dire situation where our working scientists with PhDs are aging and a strong demand on the Institute to have more PhD Degrees to perform and justify the making of our Research Centres, Centres of Excellence in the sub region" Continue reading

Management Performance Training Workshop for SLARI ends
Thursday 16 April 2015
By Richard Bockarie

A three day Management Performance Training Workshop for the sole agricultural research organization in Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) has ended at its Conference Hall at Tower Hill in Freetown. Continue Reading

SLARI Director General Looks Within SLARI to Rebuild SLARI
Thursday 26 March 2015
By Richard Bockarie

Even though the institution for Agricultural Research in Sierra Leone has been upgraded and renamed   the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) since 2007, the challenges to transform and expand agricultural research so as to help put more money into the pockets of our farmers, provide enough and quality food on the tables of every Sierra Leonean and make meaningful contribution to the Gross Domestic Product are yet daunting. Continue Reading

SLARI Chief Resarch Officer Tours SLARI Centres
Wednesday 5 March 2015
By Richard Bockarie

The Chief Research Officer who doubles as Director General (DG) of the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) Dr. Joseph M. Kargbo has successfully completed a familiarization tour of the Teko Livestock Research Centre (TLRC) in Makeni, discussed with stake holders of the Horticulture sub sector in Kabala and the Musaia Livestock Research Station at Musaia in Folosaba Dembelia Chiefdom, Koinadugu district. Continue Reading

Windfall for Two SLARI Research Centres
Tuesday 23 December 2014
By Mohamed A. Sanoh and Richard Bockarie

Agriculture Minister Dr. Joseph Sam Sesay has handed over vehicles, newly constructed and rehabilitated staff quarter buildings and also contracts to contractors to put up other building facilities for the Rokupr and Njala Agricultural Research Centres of the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) to help facilitate research in the generation of appropriate technologies. Continue Reading

21 High Yielding Crop Varieties Released For Formers
Wednesday 17 December 2014
By Mohamed A. Sanoh and Richard Bockarie

21 high yielding varieties of rice, cassava, soybean and cowpea developed by the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) was Monday released by the National Seed Board (NSB) in Sierra Leone   at an impressive ceremony at the Agriculture Ministry main conference hall, Youyi building in Freetown. Continue Reading

Capacity Development on   Gender Issues and Impact Assessment for SLARI Scientists.
Monday 19 August 2013
By Richard Bockarie

In order to successfully implement the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme  (WAAPP) in Sierra Leone as well as promote other relevant research activities and programmes, another two week long training on gender issues and impact assessment has been concluded for Agricultural Scientists of the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute at Njala,Kori Chiefdom, Moyamba district. Continue reading

Rice Production Gains with Improved Technologies .
Monday 29 July 2013
By Richard Bockarie

“If you can just increase your rice area under cultivation and adopt improved rice technologies our country will not only be self-sufficient in rice production but will come up with surplus for export”,Dr Idris Baggie has told rice farmers in Bo and Kenema districts. Continue Reading

WAAPP Empowers Communication Officers on Management of Africultural Projects and Communication.
Monday 24 June 2013
By Richard Bockarie

“Unless all the achievements of the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) are made visible for their clients for action regionally and globally, otherwise, it is like an individual admiring his loved ones in darkness”. Continue Reading

SLARI on National Baseline Survey on Cassava Value Chains.
Tuesday 4 June 2013
By Richard Bockarie

The information gathered during the three week long national baseline survey will be analyzed and be able to give a clear picture   on the production of cassava, provision of needed services including research, extension and input supply as well as processing and marketing. Continue Reading.

WAAPP Sierra Leone and Partners Hang Heads with Stakeholders in Rice and Cassava Value Chains.
Thursday 18 April 2013
By Richard Bockarie

Genuine involvement and participation of Farmers in what is their own main occupation and  major source of livelihood- agriculture, has not been so much reckoned with as crucial to developing the agricultural sector. For most agricultural development experts have often had the strong feeling that though they have practiced farming for too long, farmers have not learned enough to tap into the huge potential of the sector to bring about any meaningful change in their lot and the social and economic development of the country. Continue Reading

SLARI and stakeholders on the Way Forward to Reducing Rice Yield Gaps in Sierra Leone.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
By Richard Bockarie and Mohamed A. Sanoh

Rice is the leading and staple food in Sierra Leone. Although the country has a vast arable land area to cultivate this most important crop with almost every farmer actively involved in cultivating it, not everybody in the country is getting enough of it. The efforts of the government and its partners over the years in investing in the sub sector so as to make the country self sufficient are yet to bring home the expected results. Continue Reading.

WAAPP Sierra Leone Supports the Training of Agricultural Scientists to Do More.
Monday 11 March 2013
By Richard Bockarie

“The low level of agricultural productivity and production of our farmers in the sub region is largely attributable to low generation and dissemination of relevant technologies for adoption under current by poor research infrastructure and capacity building,” WAAPP Deputy Project Coordinator Suleman Sesay   said at the opening ceremony of a two week long training workshop in cassava value chain for 37 agricultural scientists in Bo. Read More

SLARI DG Gives Acccount of Progress Made At World Food Day Celebration.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
By Richard Bockarie Sr and Mohamed A. Sanoh

In his contribution to this year’s celebration of the World Food and poverty Reduction Day at Newton, Koya Rural District of the Western Area of Sierra Leone, the Director General of the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute Dr.Alfred Dixon said that though in the midst of plenty, the global food situation is daily becoming desperate as 870million men, women and children do not have enough to eat. Read More

Helping to enhance the Livelihood of resource poor farmers through cowpea production.
Friday 28 September 2012
By Richard Bockarie Sr

The Cowpea crop has been identified as one way to enhance the livelihood of resource poor farmers; for cowpea is one major source of plant proteins, feed for animals and a source of cash income. Apart from being eaten as vegetables, cowpea can help bring about soil nitrogen to cereal crops more so in areas poor in soil fertility. Read More

Cassava Improving the Lives of People through DONATA Innovation Platforms
Wednesday 29 August 2012
By Richard Bockarie Sr
The project Manager of the Promotion of Science and Technology in Africa (PSAD) under the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) Mr.Ifidon Ohiomoba   together with the Communication Officer Mr. Eric McGaw has concluded a four day assessment tour of the activities of “Dissemination of New Agricultural Technology in Africa” (DONATA) in selected areas in the Bombali, Kenema and Moyamba Districts. Read More

MAFFS and SLARI Assess Two Livestock Stations
Monday 22 August 2011
By Richard Bockarie Sr 
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) and the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) have completed a three day assessment visit to Teko Livestock Station in Makeni, Bombali District and Musaia Livestock Station in Folosaba Dembelia Chiefdom, Koinadugu District, North of the country.            
The assessment geared towards reversing the unfortunate and unacceptable situation is in line with the Government’s “Agenda for Change” particularly in achieving National.Read More

SLARI on The Way To Release New Cassava Varieties

220 cassava growers belonging to various Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs) have successfully completed the selection of their choice potentially high yielding cassava varieties with other desirable qualities the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI) intends to disseminate for adoption by farmers in the near future.
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