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At Agcrest we support business initiatives, technologies and the implementation of both humanitarian and development activities. We are registered and operational in Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Nigeria and with representation in the United Kingdom and Uganda;
Agcrest Development Centre.
We strive to be the leading development institution contributing to a world free of hunger, oppression and marginalization; where everyone will have an opportunity to live up to their full human potential and enjoy freedom.
Agcrest Development Centre’s mission is to promote economic and social development at all levels through innovative, technical and education-oriented economy, business incubation, and through the provision of professional services.
Food and Nutrition Security (crops, livestock, veterinary and Agricultural value chains), Water, Rural financing and Small & Medium Enterprise Development including Business boot camp, Promotion of VSLAs, Digital Engagement and Fintech, Agri business and Market Access, Sustainable Development initiatives including Environmental and Green Energy, Project and Farm Management including initiating Public Private Partnership (PPP), Programme Quality and Research.
What we have doneIn the last five years, most of our clients are either farmers or organizations with specialism in food security. We specialise in value chain and sustainable food production systems offering advisory services and management advises to individual entrepreneurs (formally and informally), organized farms and small farmers for business.
We also offer Humanitarian organizations including the UN agencies and Non-Governmental Organization support services which include Farm Management Coaching, Business Clinics, Conducting Assessments, Baselines and Project Evaluations, Training in Participatory Methodologies, Team Building, Managing Change and Fund Raising; we also promotes agribusiness and value chain, and Promote ICT through Partnerships (Web-based Market information Platform and Website development) and do logistics through vehicular support to NGO operations. In partnership with Community Action for Rural Development Sierra Leone (CARD-SL), we implement a FAO/MAFFS funded Agricultural Business Centre capacity-building project in Moyamba, Pujehun and Bonthe Districts Sierra Leone. Through our sister organization Crest Cabs we are providing logistical support such as vehicle rental to NGOs and individuals.
Our Programme ScopeAgcrest Development Centre program scope in Sierra Leone includes the following: Knowledge management, innovation and professional advisory services including Programme Quality (Baseline, M&E, Evaluations, Training, Proposal Development).
Capacity strengthening and relevant vocational skills.
Agribusiness value chains and market orientation. Water and Sanitation.
Adaptable community participatory methods and approaches.
Micro finance, business clinics, micro enterprise, Village Savings & Loans (VSLA), Digital platforms,Credit Union and Entrepreneurial Skills Development.
Programme quality by supporting NGOs and Humanitarian Organizations.
Access to justice and good governance including Right based initiatives. Equality and Gender Issues.