Andrew Tedesco (Country Director, IPA Sierra Leone), Ben Jaques-Leslie (Research Manager, J-PAL Global), and Tavneet Suri (MIT; Scientific Director, J-PAL Africa; IPA affiliate) presented at a one-day workshop on agriculture, which was organized by IPA and the International Growth Centre (IGC) in Sierra Leone. Prince Kamara (Sierra Leone Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security [MAFFS]) chaired the meeting. Ben and Tavneet presented lessons from evaluations of programs to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers. Attendees included representatives from the African Development Bank (ADB), BRAC, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, and the World Food Programme (WFP), as well as participants from MAFFS.
Freetown, Sierra Leone
June 19, 2014