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Sierra Leone - Smallholder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project : Environmental Assessment : Environmental, Social, and Health Impact Assessment for the Rehabilitation of 500km of Feeder Roads in 13 Districts (English)

The development objective of the Smallholder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project for Sierra Leone is to promote smallholder commercialization by fostering productive business linkages between smallholder farmers and selected agribusiness firms and other commodity off-takers in Sierra Leone. Some of the negative impacts and mitigation measures include: (1) cut material shall be temporarily stored along the road side to prevent eroding into the streams and it will be reused in the road levelling activities; (2) stabilization of road sides quarry and borrow areas by replanting the trees to minimize erosion; (3) rehabilitation works are recommended to be implemented during the dry season; (4) excavated areas should be restored immediately after excavation to limit the exposure of loose soils, thus minimizing soil erosion; (5) land clearing should be limited to only those areas necessary for the road rehabilitation and upgrading of the project; (6) installation of silt catch basin and trap and oil and grease interceptor to avoid water pollution; (7) cross drainage works at regular interval in flood prone areas with adequate size to meet flood requirements especially minor bridges; (8) provision of water supply and sanitation facilities in construction camps; provision of covered trucks from top carrying earth to avoid air dust pollution; (9) disposal of solid waste generated from construction activities as construction spoils and domestic solid waste from house activities; and (10) tree plantation on one side of the feeder roads especially on valley side to reduce erosion and accidental risks.

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Sierra Leone - Smallholder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project : Environmental Assessment : Environmental, Social, and Health Impact Assessment for the Rehabilitation of 500km of Feeder Roads in 13 Districts (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/191021558496403870/Environmental-Social-and-Health-Impact-Assessment-for-the-Rehabilitation-of-500km-of-Feeder-Roads-in-13-Districts