By Bampia Bundu
Addax Bioenergy Sierra Leone Limited over the weekend certified a total of one thousand three hundred (1,300) farmers based in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone.
The certification ceremony which was held in one of the Farmers’ Field and Life Training Schools at Masorry in the Bombali Sebora Chiefdom, Bombali District followed the completion of thirty weeks of intensive training on farming techniques.
The project which was launched in 2002 has benefited hundreds of farmers from planting to harvesting.
Delivering his statement at the graduation ceremony on behalf of Addax, the Health Social Security and Environment Manager, Derek Higgo, stated that small farmers the world over are the major producers.
The farmer development programme, he said, works with the communities by giving them support during the transition period.
According to him, it is imperative on the communities to take charge of their destiny. He observed that since its inception the project has produced positive results.
He called on the graduates to judiciously utilize their knowledge to help their communities grow.
He also stated that he was very happy to note that over forty seven percent of the graduates are women. He admonished the farmers to compliment the food security drive of the government.
With broad smiles on their faces, the graduates expressed happiness over the undertaking of Addax and vowed to use the knowledge they have gained to better their communities in particular and the country as a whole.