Resource bank

Explore this resource bank to find toolkits, advice and information for business in Sierra Leone, as well as COVID-19 resources including health advice, policy responses and guides for businesses. Search key words or use the filter buttons to refine your search.

Lion Mountains: Case study on innovative rice packaging and marketing

SOBA partnered with Lion Mountains, a rice processing company, to trial innovative packaging and marketing tactics. This case study showcases how Lion Mountains successfully unlocked a new market for local rice through these innovations. The result was increased access and demand for quality, affordable, locally produced rice and a new, growing market for Sierra Leone rice farmers and traders.

Lion Mountains’ flatbed dryer

Lion Mountains is one of the leading rice processing businesses in Sierra Leone; they provide reliable market access to thousands of small farmers. In order to meet the challenges of drying rice, SOBA connected Lion Mountains with the Formel Industry & National Industrialization Centre (FINIC) who introduced to them the concept of the reversible flatbed dryer.

Packaging industry market Sierra Leone 2017: SOBA assessment brief

Findings and recommendations from Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA). SOBA conducted an assessment of packaging for food and consumer goods in early 2017. The analysis reviews Sierra Leone’s packaging sector – specifically the supply, demand, gaps and opportunities – in order to inform a business case and programme interventions to improve packaging performance for the local processing industry.

Aromatic coffee hygiene snapshot: Showcasing food health & hygiene standards

Aromatic Coffee showcases its newly launched safety and hygiene assurance system and aims to influence other businesses to follow suit. Together, Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA) and Aromatic Coffee developed minimum quality standards, initiated a process to improve food and health safety at the factory, and established quality assurance mechanisms for Aromatic Coffee products.

COVID-19: Repurposing Manufacturing to Address Medical-Equipment Shortages in Africa

A report by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change outlining the importance of re-purposing in the manufacturing industry in Africa in order to effectively respond to the COVID-19 crisis and answering the need for essential medical equipment.