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Pineapple Harvest in Kindia, Guinea
USAID supports agriculture development in Guinea to improve income and nutrition for smallholder farmers.
Ousmane Condé, USAID Guinea


At independence, Guinea was a food exporter, especially bananas. 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 assists the government of Guinea to reduce poverty and hunger through inclusive agriculture sector growth and improved nutritional practices and status. 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.

In order to attract and retain young people in the agricultural sector, USAID supports young entrepreneurs through the AVENIR youth internship program where they design and implement innovative ideas that can improve income, agricultural production, and nutrition for smallholder farmers.

Last updated: December 10, 2019

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