Support to Rural Development in North Lower Guinea Project
Support to Rural Development in North Lower Guinea Project (PADER-BGN)
This project is designed to contribute to better incomes and living conditions, and increased food security, for the rural population in the northern region of Lower Guinea. It helps build the capacity of farmers and their organizations in targeted areas, and collaborates closely with the Lower Guinea Farmers' Federation.
The goals of the project are to raise agricultural productivity through the introduction of relevant technologies and to help diversify incomes in a sustainable manner. Protection of the environment is at the forefront of project activities. The project is also helping to establish a sustainable system of financial services adapted to the needs of the rural population.
In addition, the project works to improve infrastructure for greater communication with other regions, and to develop microprojects in forestry and agriculture. It provides literacy, technical and business management training to ensure that beneficiaries are able to create and maintain successful microenterprises.
By mid-2012, the project had successfully financed 746 microprojects, both agricultural and non-agricultural. Since 2011, these microprojects have been oriented towards agriculture, particularly improved rice production, in keeping with current government policy.
18 December 2003
2003 - 2013
Total Project Cost
US$ 17.71 million
US$ 14.23 million
Beneficiaries US$ 1.39 million
National Government US$ 2.09 million