Guinea

guinea

Guinea is located in West Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, with Mali to its north.The climate is tropical, with a monsoonal rainy season and a dry season.

 

AGRICULTURE

Guinea’s economic growth rose slightly in 2006-2008, primarily due to increases in global demand for and commodity prices of minerals and agricultural products. Yet, in that same period, the country’s standard of living fell. Guinea switched from a major agricultural exportation country to importing most of their crops. Yet, despite this change, the country still relies heavily on mineral exportation, particularly bauxite, which represents nearly half the world’s reserves. This growing mining sector accounts for more than 70 percent of Guinea’s exports.

Of the total land area, 11.59 percent is utilized for cultivated crops, while another 3 percent supports permanent crops such as fruit- and nut-bearing trees.

CHALLENGES

Guinea faces several environmental issues including deforestation, lack of potable water, desertification, and soil contamination and erosion. Rainforest regions are also subject to overpopulation.

PRODUCTS

Bananas

Cassava

Coffee

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riceRice

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Projects in Guinea

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

 

USAID WAFP

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