The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security (MAFFS) is one of the constituent Ministries of the Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone (GoSL) that is charged with the growth and development of the Agriculture sector in the country.
Agriculture is arguably the largest economic sector in Sierra Leone as nearly two-thirds of the population depends on it for its livelihood and it is responsible for almost half of the country’s GDP. It follows therefore that economic growth and poverty reduction in Sierra Leone will only be sustained with developments in the agricultural sector. As the sector expands, it will stimulate growth in other sectors through increased demand for tools and chemicals, as well as providing raw materials for agro-based industries. Also, it will generate employment along the agricultural value chain of input supply, production, agro-processing and marketing, including exportation.