Professor Abdulai Jalloh, the Director General of the Sierra Leone Agricultural Research Institute (SLARI), was recently honored at the Kono District Excellence Award 2023/2024 ceremony. The event, which was organized by the Kono District Entertainment Network and eight radio stations, recognized Professor Jalloh’s outstanding contributions to agricultural research.
During the ceremony, Mr. Joseph Komba Kembey, also known as King Rabbito and the president of the Kono District Entertainment Network, expressed his excitement about meeting Professor Jalloh in person. He explained that the award was a tribute to the professor’s exemplary work in agricultural research.
To celebrate Professor Jalloh’s achievements, the network organized a grand Marathon Street carnival on October 9, 2023, in Kono. This event highlighted his role in developing technologies for local farmers, which have the potential to make Sierra Leone self-sufficient in food production.
In his acceptance speech, Professor Abdulai Jalloh emphasized the importance of empowering youth in agriculture and their role in achieving food self-sufficiency by mid-2024. He envisions a future where young researchers lead the agricultural sector toward mechanized and sustainable farming practices.
Professor Jalloh’s dedication to nurturing the next generation of agricultural leaders and innovators is a testament to his commitment to Sierra Leone’s prosperous and food-secure future.
In conclusion, Professor Abdulai Jalloh’s receipt of the Kono District Excellence Award 2023/2024 highlights the crucial role of agricultural research in Sierra Leone’s development. His commitment to empowering youth and fostering innovation in agriculture promises a bright future for the nation’s agricultural landscape. This award reflects the collective effort of the SLARI team in advancing agricultural research for the benefit of Sierra Leone.