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Food Security and Nutrition

A man stands near a pineapple plant
USAID supports local production of pineapples that can be planted in tree-covered areas.
OIC/USAID

At independence, Guinea was a food exporter; today, it imports an estimated third of the rice it consumes each year. The overall agricultural productivity is inhibited by under-developed linkages between farmers and markets. This includes limited access to affordable, 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 for sector growth.

Agriculture Education and Market Improvement Program (AEMIP)

USAID/Guinea’s (AEMIP) strengthens the capacity of agriculture education in Guinea to respond to the growing needs of farms and agriculture enterprises in the face of shifting markets and climate change. Through this program the Institut Supérieur Agronomique Valéry Giscard d’Estaing de Faranah (ISAV/F) in Guinea will be recognized as a leader in the region for training in climate-smart agriculture and for disseminating agricultural adaptive technology. AEMIP and Farmer to Farmer F2F leverage the skills and expertise of more than 40 short- and long-term volunteers from the U.S. to engage in technical assistance and training.

Feed The Future

USAID is in the process of launching Feed the Future programs in both Guinea and Sierra Leone. These programs 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.

Last updated: December 02, 2016

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