Evaluating the Efficiency of Action Aid Sierra Leone (AASL) Extension Services in Sierra Leone
This article looked at the people who benefited from the agricultural extension services offered by Action Aid Sierra Leone (AASL), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation with a British base. All 10 rural regions receiving AASL extension services were targeted by researchers for the study, which was carried out in Wonde Chiefdom (in Bo District, Sierra Leone). 150 recipient homes were chosen at random from each of the 10 locations to participate in the survey, which collected both quantitative and qualitative information. The study showed that AASL approaches community development in a comprehensive, integrated manner. The bulk of AASL extension services went to programmes that supported children (90.0 percent), women’s rights (78.8 percent), gender awareness (69.6 percent), and adult literacy (67.6 percent). Beneficiary participation in the provided services and facilities was substantial (96.0 percent ). In order to implement agricultural extension services and related infrastructure in the Chiefdom under study, AASL should include several parties and promote such collaborations. When technical advice regarding farm operations is required, extension agents should be available for effective community development programmes.
Mohamed P. Ngegba,
Department of Extension and Rural Sociology, School of Agriculture, Njala University, Sierra Leone.
Regional Head Quarter Office, Action Aid, Bo Town, Sierra Leone.
Joseph B. A. Kandeh,
Department of Agricultural Education and Home Economics, School of Education, Njala University, Sierra Leone.
Juana P. Moiwo,
Department of Agricultural Engineering, School of Technology, Njala University, Sierra Leone.
Saffa B. Massaquoi,
Research and Innovation Unit, Agriculture and Forestry Department, Eastern Polytechnic Kenema, Sierra Leone.
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Keywords: Action aid, Sierra Leone, stakeholder partnership, extension service.