Guinea-Bissau is located in West Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean with Senegal to its north. The climate is tropical, with a monsoonal rainy season and a dry season.
Guinea-Bissau relies heavily on cashew nut crop exportation as the main source of income for rural communities.
However, the March 2012 coup brought a disruption to cashew production and exports. As a result, the country is still working to recover.
Of the total land area, 8 percent is utilized for cultivated crops, while another 7 percent supports permanent crops such as fruit- and nut-bearing trees.
Guinea-Bissau is one of the six poorest countries in the world and depends primarily on farming and fishing. Environmental issues include deforestation, soil erosion and overgrazing.