Guinea-Bissau

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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.

 

AGRICULTURE

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.

CHALLENGES

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.

PRODUCTS

Beans

Cashews

Cassava

Cotton

Maize

Palm Kernels

Peanuts

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Projects in

Guinea-Bissau

IFDC is improving the supply of fertilizers in Guinea-Bissau. Our key project in Guinea is USAID WAFP.

 

USAID WAFP

Improving the supply and distribution of appropriate and affordable fertilizers in West Africa.