European Union provides Guinea Bissau with funding of 10 million euros

17 December 2013

The European Union is due to approve a food and development aid programme for Guinea Bissau worth over 10 million euros, the EU delegation in Guinea Bissau said Monday in Bissau.

The “Integrated Actions on Nutrition and Agricultural Development (AINDA)” combine “emergency actions and strategies for sustainable development,” according to the statement issued by the EU delegation.

In an initial three-year period the programme will ensure a food supply “to children, pregnant women and tuberculosis patients, at health centres in villages, recuperation centres and schools.”

In a second stage the programme will include promotion and support for the cashew sector, which is the main source of income for most Guinean families.

The aim is to boost the population’s financial capacities, promote an increase in and diversification of food production and raising small animals to promote sustainable social and economic development.

The UE – AINDA project also complements “other activities that are already underway and funded by the EU to improve production, processing, sale and diversification of local products,” the EU delegation in Bissau said. (macauhub)