Eat what you grow
When you grow what you eat, and eat what you grow, healthy and affordable food is much more accessible.
Backyard gardens used to be very good practice for many families in Sierra Leone.
At primary and secondary levels, schools used to have school gardens as a field learning process for pupils to understand the practical aspect in one of the subjects’ "Agricultural Science".
Today, many schools, especially in urban towns teach agricultural science when the children will never have the opportunity to see a garden not to talk about a farm.
The methods of acquiring education in this part of the world are still old-fashioned.
We can do a lot to address this situation.
One thing the Government can do is to scale up the "Eat what you grow" concept across the country.
People need to understand the practical meaning of food and the types of foods they should eat, when and how.
The Directorate of Food and Nutrition should be given additional supports by the Government and partners to promote nationwide education on food diversification in Sierra Leone and how Sierra Leonean can cultivate the habit of growing the food we eat.
It's not a secret that the Government cannot provide foods to all, but one thing I know for sure is that the Ministry of Agriculture has a system that can support anyone or groups that is interested in farming.
I do not want to be naive here, because it takes a lot of hard work to get this done, but if we do not start somewhere, we are not going anywhere.
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