Sierra Leone Agro-Processing Competitiveness Project (WB-P160295)

  • Sierra Leone
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 9, 2018
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Government of Sierra Leone
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Feb 14, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jul 14, 2017

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Project Description

The objective of the project is to improve business environment in agribusiness sector and increase productivity of targeted agro-processing firms in Sierra Leone.
Key Results include:

  • Lower unit cost of production for local agro-processing firms
  • Increased agro processing investment (from existing and new agro-processing firms)
  • Improved institutional framework for coordination of agro processing investments

The proposed project focuses on enhancing domestic value addition in agro-processing through strengthening vertical (forward and backward) linkages between local companies and foreign investors. Such linkages provide important channels for enhancing competitiveness of the sub-sector through flow of new technology, know-how, innovation, and skills. Interventions supporting domestic value addition in agro-processing will involve local and foreign actors that are operating in the sub-sector as well as those that provide goods and services to the industry. Project interventions will emphasize upgrading of local large enterprises and SMEs, enabling them to be competitive in domestic, regional, and international markets.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Adesimi Freeman
Lead Private Sector Specialist

Republic of Sierra Leone
Jacob Jusu Saffa

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Peter Bayuku Konteh


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