West African agriculture and climate change: Sierra Leone. Summary Note
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Johnson RG, Johnson RG, Kandeh M, Jalloh A, Thomas TS. 2012. West African agriculture and climate change: Sierra Leone. Summary Note. Washington, DC, USA: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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Agriculture is the largest sector in the Sierra Leone economy, employing more than 75 percent of labor force and contributing be-tween 35 and 47 percent of GDP. Rice, the staple food crop, is grown mainly by small-scale farmers under rainfed conditions. Transporting produce remains a challenge, as most of the roads in remote areas are impassable during the rainy season.