The former Portugese colony of Guinea-Bissau has had a turbulent recent history, with a civil war from 1998 to 1999 and a military coup in 2003. The tiny coastal country, slightly larger than the state of Maryland, now has an elected president and is trying to recover and improve life for the two-thirds of its population who live below the poverty line.
Cashews are one of Guinea-Bissau’s major exports, so IRD’s program there is expanding opportunities for cashew farmers to improve production and sales.
The Gambia River Basin Cashew Value Chain Enhancement Project (CEP) aims to strengt... more
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials visiting The Gambia from Washington D... more