The PMDC manifesto has said agriculture and food production will definitely alleviate the sufferings of the people. No nation can develop fully if it cannot feed its people. Sierra Leone is endowed with bountiful arable land, which must not be left to lie fallow. The vast majority of Sierra Leoneans who are rural based are employed in the agricultural sector. Agriculture being the economic mainstay of the nation, it is not only a job for farmers but also a way of feeding the people and ensuring sustainable national economic growth.
In the light of this, PMDC will make the following our priorities in the agricultural sector: food production for the population; provision of employment; provision of source of income; earning foreign exchange through export.
Also committed to providing the leadership necessary to put such bounteous farmlands into cultivation, as agriculture is the surest gateway to sustainable economic growth.
Ensure that the agricultural sector is strategically restructured, and adequately equipped to enhance production of sufficient food to meet the nation’s needs and boost foreign exchange reserves through export.
Efficiently manage this sector and encourage the establishment of agro-based industries that will undertake the processing, preservation and canning of agricultural produce for both local consumption and export.
Radically reorganize the agricultural sector in favour of mechanization in order to move our farmers from the current subsistence farming to self-sufficient mechanized farming.
Take onboard the restructuring of a large-scale livestock rearing and fish farming as well as restructuring and strengthening agricultural cooperatives and trade fairs.
Ensure that our womenfolk in the production, processing and marketing of agricultural products get the necessary legal safeguards to achieve gender parity in benefits and foster national growth and prosperity.