SCADeP is a US$ 55 Million project being implemented by the Government of Sierra Leone, with credit funding of U$ 40 million from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank and a grant of US$15.0 million from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to support the feeder roads component. The project targets four main commodity value-chains. These are rice, cocoa, oil palm and poultry.
However, even though the primary focus is on these four value chains, the project will support other value chains that demonstrate commercial viability and integrate smallholder farmers in the intervention areas. In addition to financing, the project will support advisory services or technical assistance to support priority non-financing constraints identified by value chain actors
The project will target four commodity value-chains (rice, cocoa, oil palm and poultry). However, even though the primary focus is on these four value chains, the project will support other value chains that demonstrate commercial viability and integrate smallholder farmers in the intervention areas.
SLADF will invest in projects to be implemented in Sierra Leone.
SLADF will also provide Technical Assistance (TA) to grantees based on needs assessment done at the due diligence stage and throughout the project period. KPMG will manage a pool of service providers (including value chain specific TA providers who will be identified through an open tender process. The Fund Manager will develop a mobile app that will match TA providers with the TA recipient (i.e. the agribusiness or the outgrower group/smallholder farmers).
The Fund Manager, KPMG International Development Advisory Services works with strategic, monitoring, evaluation and learning partners on the Fund
Henry Yamba Kamara is an accomplished professional with extensive experience leading business development and managing organisations both in the public and in private sector. With over 15 years of working experience, Henry has established a reputation as an Agribusiness and Value Chain Expert with experience in agricultural economics and supply chain management in the development of key value chains with a view to proving capacity building and market linkages for smallholder farmers.
Henry has provided advisory services and contributed to policy formulation and implementation of national trade policies and initiatives such as, the National Export Strategy, African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Special Economic Zones and TFA2020 for Sierra Leone, where he shares a vision for developing ethical and environmental responsible businesses using sustainability initiatives such as such as RSPO, UTZ, Fairtrade and Organic certification schemes. He has underpinned his practical work through developing sound research skills, project management, and have a particular interest in how organisations, businesses, and communities respond to the challenges of climate change and natural disaster for sustainable agricultural production to ensure food security.
In addition, Henry has worked with various team of experts in the capacity as Head of Quality Management at the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau, as Director of Export Development at the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency, and as Managing Director at the Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Company, where he coordinated the execution of programmes relating to the management of the national quality infrastructure, standards development, investment and export promotion, and trade facilitation.
Henry holds an Executive Education in the Practice of Trade Policy from Harvard University, USA, a Master of Science degree in the Management of Quality Excellence from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, a Master of Science in Management Consultancy, Corporate Governance from the Liverpool John Moore University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Njala University College, University of Sierra Leone.