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Food Security and Nutrition

USAID supports agricultural development programs in Guinea for food security and improved nutrition.
USAID supports agricultural development programs in Guinea for food security and improved nutrition.
Ousmane Condé, USAID Guinea


At independence, Guinea was a food exporter, especially banana. Today, it imports an estimated third of the rice it consumes each year. The overall agricultural productivity is reduced by weak linkages between farmers and markets. This situation is characterized by limited access to reliable high quality seeds and fertilizer, lack of information on new agricultural technologies and best practices. USAID Feed the Future Initiative will assist the government of Guinea to reduce poverty and hunger through inclusive agriculture sector growth, improved nutritional practices and status, enhanced farmer productivity and enable an agribusiness environment that stimulates the agriculture sector growth.

Improved Livelihoods and Agriculture Development Program (ILADP) 

The ILADP mitigates second order economic impacts of Ebola in Boffa. The secondary objective is to create more economically resiliency in/around Guinea’s mining communities.

Feed The Future Guinea Agriculture Services (GAS)

The Government of the United States began a presidential program called "Feed the Future" as its support in the effort to eradicate hunger. Guinea is one of the countries benefitting from this program following the Ebola outbreak. The Guinea Agriculture Services was conceived from this initiative. The project was launched in November 2016 and will be implemented in the regions of Kindia, Mamou and Faranah over a period of five years (2016-2021).

The Guinea Agriculture Services (GAS) will integrate aspects of improving rural and agriculture based livelihoods as well as improving nutrition. Private sector partners are invited to leverage technical expertise, innovations, networks and financial resources leading to the advancement of Guinea`s agricultural sector.

Solid Waste Management Project

In collaboration with the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization , USAID`s Solid Waste Management Project aims to address issues of water and waste management with approaches that target improved health and nutrition, environment, livelihoods and governance to promote a healthy civil society that is accountable and responsive to citizens’ needs. The project will focus on supporting innovative local development projects and capacity development. The project is implemented by Catholic Organization for Human Promotion (OCPH) who leads a consortium of NGO including the Club des Amis (CAM) and the Guinean Union of Household Garbage Managers (UGOM) with the support of Catholic Relief Services (CRS).

Last updated: April 01, 2019

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