Food security: Reducing food shortages

New production and processing techniques have reduced the food shortage period in the Oio region of northern Guinea-Bissau from four months to just one month per year. A joint EU/CIRAD-funded project has overcome poor agricultural practices and the adverse climate through the use of improved seeds, mechanisation and technical support to 600 farmers.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.