Support for Lowland Rehabilitation and for Agricultural and Livestock Processing

Low-lying coastal agriculture land protected by rehabilitating dykes. Photo by UNDP Guinea-Bissau


This project focused on reducing poverty and enhancing food security by providing high-yield varieties of rice seeds, rehabilitating low-lying coastal lands and related hydraulic infrastructure, and providing training in food-processing, conservation and commercialization techniques. 

Key results


  • Partner communities, working closely with the technical officers of the project, improved their knowledge of agricultural techniques, thereby enhancing their production methods and diets. Over 800 farmers trained and involved in the rehabilitation of rice fields; simultaneously, literacy classes were offered in all 24 rural communities.
  • Tools for food preservation, transformation and transportation supplied to partner villages, including 24 rice-peeling machines, 24 mills, 6 fruit driers and 80 donkey carts.
  • Productivity in lowlands improved through PVC tube-based, small-scale hydraulic enhancements regarding water management and its saline content. Over 320 farmers learned water resource management skills and a water management plan was developed for rice fields of partner villages.

Key features


Farmers in 24 villages


24 villages, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, UNDP Guinea-Bissau




July 2011–May 2015

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