EU supports rural development in Guinea-Bissau

5 February 2015

The European Union will provide funding of 15 million euros for a rural development project in Guinea-Bissau, the head of the EU delegation in Guinea-Bissau said Wednesday in Bissau.

“The approach focuses on good governance and promotion of the country’s agricultural potential, socio-economic development and food sovereignty,” said Victor Madeira dos Santos, during the signing of the financing agreement with the Guinean government.

The project will cover the regions of Quinara and Tombali in the south, and Bafatá in the centre of the country and is part of the EU-Active European initiative and over 48 months will provide support for activities identified by the government, civil society and partners.

The money will go to three intervention areas – development of regional agricultural plans, repairing pathways (which may also improve access to health services) and increasing the population’s knowledge. (macauhub/GW)