IN OUR HANDS SIERRA LEONE
An FIOH group was established by Olatunde Johnson in Freetown in
the 1980s and registered as a national non-government organisation by
Edward Kargbo in 1995. The first interest in FIOH arose from an article
in the New Internationalist and the second from a seminar at Port Loko
when Mike Thomas paid
a second visit to the country in 1993. Edward, who attended the
seminar, formed an association of 13 farmers groups which was then named
the FIOH Farmers Union. The name was later changed to FIOH Sierra Leone.
A more detailed account of the history from 1988 to 2003, including
news extracts on the civil war, are described in the following pages:
FIOH Fund Projects in Sierra Leone
Leone Diary - Report on Mike Thomas's visit in 2000
Leone Diary - Report on Mike Thomas's visit in 2002
of FIOH Sierra Leone is to co-ordinate and facilitate the efforts of
village development groups by making them accessible to farming inputs,
modern farming techniques, education and skills poverty alleviation
programmes, sanitation and credit facilities for self-sustainability
and self reliance.
- capacity building, food security, women and youth empowerment, environment,
health and sanitation, advocacy.