There’s a saying in Sierra Leone that unless you have eaten rice, you haven’t eaten for that day. Yet, despite good conditions for growing this simple grain a trip around the markets of the capital, Freetown, reveals that the country is importing plenty of rice.
This first AGI podcast features an interview with Professor Monty Jones, Minister of Agriculture in Sierra Leone as well as talking to rice producers about why locally grown ‘country rice’ isn’t more widely available.
At the Africa Governance Initiative (AGI), we work shoulder to shoulder with government colleagues across Africa to help provide hospitals, schools, sanitation, jobs and much more. Our podcast tells the stories of the people we work with, about the issues we work on.