European Union Programme “Ações Coletivas e Territoriais Integradas para a Valorização da Agricultura (UE-ACTIVA)”

Guinea-Bissau

Sector: Rural Development

Partners: Camões, I.P., Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Guinea-Bissau, Bafatá Cáritas

Budget/duration: EUR 4.05 million (EUR 3.5 million from the 11th EDF and EUR 0.55 million from Camões, I.P.) / 42 months

Aim of Intervention

To ensure the increased sustainability of agricultural production along with the respective economic benefits in the regions of Bafatá, Quinara and Tombali.

The aim of this project is to sustain about 4,000 families residing in these three areas through the better understanding and increased awareness of agricultural practices adapted to the local climatic characteristics, with particular focus on the effects of climate change.

As part of the EU-ACTIVA axis, Camões, I.P. works towards developing local markets, small business management training and the creation of farmers’ associations, with emphasis on the role of women within their communities and their ability to generate income.