CAPPA was formed in 2016 by several commercial agricultural companies operating in various areas of the country producing, or in the process of producing, bio fuels and energy, palm oil, timber, rice, seed sorghum, agri-machinery contracting services, growing and canning pineapples and processing and manufacturing juice concentrates. CAPPA membership is open to all commercial agri-business and processing companies and aims to act as the principal coordinating body representing all commercial, agricultural producers and processing companies in Sierra Leone.
Objectives of CAPPA includes the proactive interaction with its members to ensure the interests of commercial agriculture continues to be dynamic, to meet the ever-changing needs and expectations of the industry in Sierra Leone. CAPPA will stimulate greater awareness of modern farming practices through improved communication between the Association, farming and agricultural communities and the Government. It also aims to recognise and promote the highest professional standards, to improve efficiencies and competitiveness for the greater good of commercial agriculture and small holder farmers throughout Sierra Leone.
From the Chairman,
Already 2021 is well into the year and the rains are just starting however, for agriculturalists and forester’s rain has been late in some areas of the country. CAPPA members have managed to cope with the down turn that COVID 19 has inflicted onto the global economy, some have coped better than others have.
CAPPA welcomes Dr. Karim as the new Minister of Agriculture. Indeed raising production levels within a predominantly subsistence farming environment is not easy and it is pleasing to see the Ministry has privatized the services of agricultural services where farmers can hire tractors to carry out land preparation and buy their inputs.
CAPPA members continue to engage Government on several issues that affect their businesses so to seek improvements and the Associations function is to link and lobby for our members in order for the business environment to improve.
Members are encouraged by Governments continued commitment to promote agriculture and look forward to greater interaction so to be able to increase productivity, efficiency, reduce costs of doing business and remove unnecessary bureaucracy.