Guinea in Alliance with the AfDB acquired a large consignment of Agrarian supplies in the Western town of Fore`cariah
By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone- The consignment, provided on 13th, October 2023, builds a portion of carrying out the Emergency Food Production Project led by the African Development Bank. On the whole, the system intends to deliver local growers with 80 tonnes of fertilizer, 85 tonnes of certified rice seed, and 20 tonnes of certified maize seeds.
Guinean Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Farming -, Mamoudou Nagnalen Barry, joined by the Bank’s Country Manager for Guinea, Léandre Bassolé, and local authorities from Kindia and Forécariah areas, received the supplies at a ceremony attended by representatives from several agrarian groups.
“We would like to express our gratitude to the African Development Bank Group for supporting Guinea’s development efforts, particularly the agricultural sector,” said Minister Barry. He called on farmers to ensure the inputs received were used well to increase productivity, strengthening Guinea’s food security.
The Bank Group approved Guinea’s Emergency Food Production Project on 18th November 2022. It is part of the $1.5 billion African Emergency Food Production Facility launched by the Bank in May 2022 to tackle a potential food crisis in Africa initiated by the war in Ukraine. The program certified seeds and fertilizers available to 20 million farmers to produce an additional 38 million tonnes of food for Africans over two years.
Bassolé motivated the growers to use…to boost their production. He touted the Guinean, authorities for prioritizing farming to upgrade food security, create jobs and foster entrepreneurship amongst young people prioritizing the national level, Guinea plans to supply 2,000 tonnes of rice seeds, 750 tonnes of fertilizer, and 500 tonnes of potatoes.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent