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Published on 21/07/2017

Launch of an agroecological approach in Forest Guinea

The Sara-G project led by GRET in Guinea, aims to contribute to improving resilience by strengthening the autonomy of family farms in Middle Guinea and Forest Guinea faced with sanitary crises and climatic change.

Among the activities aimed at supporting agricultural production, the project is targeting the introduction of agroecological practices and techniques with rice farmers and palm oil palm growers in Forest Guinea, in order to preserve natural resources, reduce production costs and advise households on their choices in terms of investments. In this context, experiments are being conducted by relay farmers identified within the groups supported by the project.

The agroecological approach began with a diagnosis, conducted by a Franco-Guinean pair of interns in two areas that are representative of the project. A workshop was subsequently organised with support from an international consultant to hold participative discussions on proposed experiments. With support from the project team, the relay farmers will ensure monitoring of experiments from beginning to end of the crop cycle, they will conduct a final evaluation of these experiments, which could be subsequently repeated.

This agroecological approach is generating enthusiasm among beneficiaries and representatives of the State services based in Forest Guinea.

More information on the Sara-G project

 More information on GRET’s activities in Guinea

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