Mountain Lion Agriculture is very excited to announce it has officially launched a partnership with KIVA.org – an innovative, online platform that allows individuals from all over the world to connect with and provide microloans to entrepreneurs, farmers, etc. in countries like Sierra Leone.
KIVA is an outstanding organisation and we are very, very proud to be partnering with them to expand our support for female smallholder farmers involved in rice production. We are also supporting female traders, enabling them to develop or expand small businesses that were in many cases crippled by the Ebola Crisis. Mountain Lion Agriculture (MLAg) invites you to take a look at the loans we are facilitating on the KIVA website, with support welcome:
These loans will make an immense difference to Sierra Leonean women striving to empower themselves and their communities during this difficult post-Ebola recovery period.
Mountain Lion Agriculture is also happy to announce that several years of our research into rice farming methods (specifically related to smallholder productivity) in Sierra Leone has been published by the Tropical Agriculture Association in their prestigious quarterly Journal, Ag4Dev. This journal is available online here:
The board and staff of MLAg would like to thank our Director and VP of R&D, Dr. Alex Zieba, for his tireless work, time spent visiting Sierra Leone and effort put into this important article: “Yield expectations and efficiency in Sierra Leone.”