USAID and Anglogold Ashanti Mining Company Support Agricultural Development in Guinea

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Mr. Jeff Bryan, USAID/Guinea Mission Director giving opening remarks at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding.
Ousmane Condé, USAID Guinea

 

Conakry, Guinea – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the AngloGold Ashanti Mining Company will fund the Siguiri Agricultural Development Activity (SADA).  A Memorandum of Understanding between the two agencies was signed on Wednesday, November 6th in Conakry. The Siguiri Agricultural Development Activity will foster sustainable, long-term private sector engagement in collaboration with the AngloGold Ashanti mining company’s Guinea subsidiary, SAG.

SADA will implement activities to improve rural commercial input and service supply system capacity for cashew farmers. The project will also increase cooperation and strengthen linkages between cashew value chain actors and create a more efficient market system by generating inclusive economic opportunities for smallholders and employment at various stages in the cashew value chain.

SADA will support over three thousand cashew producers by providing capacity building of producer organizations, improving access to quality inputs, and expanding extension services. It will also increase access to finances and add value by locally processing cashew produced in the Siguiri area.

The implementation of SADA will provide women and youth an opportunity to shift from artisanal mining to cashew production, thereby contributing to the development of the agricultural sector in the region.

Last updated: January 15, 2020

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