Nenneh
Massaquoi

Project: Sustainable Food Crop Production of Banana, Plantain & Sour Sap

My name is Nenneh Massaquoi and I am a Bachelor of Arts Degree holder in Sociology, currently undertaking my postgraduate qualification in Sociology (MPhil) at Fourah Bay College University, Sierra Leone. The vision of my project is to distribute a sustainable fruit in Sierra Leone and for the wider globe.

PROJECT

The project was planned in response to a nationwide research finding of easy to grow and high-economic-return food crops. Banana, plantain, sour sap and pineapple are amongst these crops. The project will be implemented in the Western Area of Sierra Leone as a way of making the locals economically self-sufficient in addition addressing the environmental issue of rampant that is contributing to global warming. The project will urge people to use the easy-to-grow land areas. The broad and green leaves of both Banana and Plantain will act as a good sink in - removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere thereby reducing Sierra Leone’s emission budget. The present proposal will be piloted in Western Area communities respectively.

My initiative started when I learnt the importation patterns of Sierra Leone: bananas and plantains, sour sap and apple. I was particularly interested in finding a way for people in Sierra Leone to become self-sufficient – a way to progress climate action and contribute to the national economy.

MOTIVATION FOR AND COMMITMENT TO CREATING A BETTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET

My motivation and commitment to create a better and more sustainable planet is inspired by the realisation that climate change is a real and we must collaborative efforts to fight it.