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As the implementing partner of West Africa Competitiveness Programme in Sierra Leone, ITC will support UNIDO in programme implementation at the national level. Based on the regions industrialisation priorities, the project’s value chains will seek to strengthen the competitiveness of cassava, palm oil and cocoa at a national level. The national project of WACOMP Sierra Leone also aims to increase the competitiveness of small businesses within the selected agricultural sectors by strengthening and improving the delivery services MSMEs receive from institutions. Based on the regions industrialisation priorities, the project’s value chains will seek to strengthen the competitiveness of cassava, palm oil and cocoa at a national level.A look at Sierra LeoneFor Sierra Leone agricultural development will play a key role in the country’s economic development. Being that the identified value chains cocoa, cassava and palm oil already carry good export potential, with a modernised agribusiness industry agricultural employment will increase and improve employment opportunities for youth. Giving smalls- scale farmers and producers increased access to markets, inclusive value chains as well as include the youth in these agricultural transformation endeavours.Through WACOMP Sierra Leone interventions, small scale farmers will improve their income, gain employment and increase productivity in both imports and exports. To promote export and market diversification efforts, the Sierra Leonean government has strengthened the country’s institutional, legal and regulatory framework for policy making.Project and its partnersThe project is slated to last 4 years with a mandate to adopt regional policies and encourage industrial competitiveness. ITC will work alongside various Sierra Leonean government ministries, departments and public institutions including the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security as well as the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau and the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency.
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)
A Project Funded by the European Union
Aissatou DialloRegional Portfolio ManagerEmail: email@example.comTel: +41-22 730 0284
Yared BefecaduProgramme Management OfficerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: +41-22 730 0434