Ebola has struck Guinea. Hard. Killing about a thousand people.
Now that the grip of the disease has lessened, the population has to face a serious food crisis: agriculture is already on its knees, 1,2 millions of people are suffering the pangs of hunger.
The lack of manpower due to the epidemic, the closing of frontiers, the creation of isolation areas, the limitation dictated by authorities on relocations, have heavily hindered trade and people's everyday life. Since the block of import and export, farm work has suspended, local markets have offered less food, at a higher price: un unbearable situation for the poorest families.
Millions of farmers, who underwent great losses, and are now facing huge hurdles in access to food, are the most affected.
Harvests (and sowings of the following months) are at stake, because of the lack of manpower, caused by the moving restrictions for isolated people and the dread of infection.
In the villages of Kankan, Kouroussa, Siguiri, Mandiana e
Kérouané, CISV is working with five agricultural
cooperatives (CNOP-G, FUMA-HG, FUPRORIZ-HG, FUCPIS-G e la MAS) in
order to get 1900 families of farmers involved in activities aiming
at both improving the quality and quantity of the production of
rice, vegetables and yam, and reactivating the local markets of
Kankan, Conakry and many others. CIVS's purpose is supporting
agro-ecological domestic agriculture, in order to give farmers the
opportunity to feed themselves, their families and their
Among the many activities, we are:
- Restoring 5 wells, which will be provided with both hand pumps and motor pumps for irrigation
- Dispatching 475 hectares of land, to be farmed with agro-ecological techniques
- Buying equipment for the processing of rice, vegetables and yam, and tools for streaming rice and turning yam into flour.
Help us to carry on all these activities and to rebuilt the
agricultural and commercial fabric of Kankan
This project was carried out together with LVIA.