Research information from infosysplus.org: Organisations and projects in Guinea

Projects with partners - Guinea (3)

  • Rückführung von organischen Abfällen in die Landwirtschaft, deren Auswirkung auf den Boden

    Each urban inhabitant pro-duces about 80 kg of organic waste [dry matter] annually. Due to poor infrastructure or-ganic waste is difficult to transport over far distances. Compost made out of organic waste is particularly suitable for the use in urban and peri-urban agriculture. In order to increase the productivity and income situation of small farmers, it is important to study the application of locally available organic fer-tilizers. LPCC-Guinée aims at the improvement of 'food se-curity' of the local markets and an improvement of the income structure of repre-sentative groups of food producers within the small rural sector in the surround-ings of Conakry.

  • Preventing and containing trypanocide resistance in the cotton zone of West Africa (Phase II)

    Goal: To protect and improve the sustainable livelihoods of resource-poor livestock keepers in agro-pastoral production systems Purpose: To enhance the current and future efficacy of trypanocides as an effective component of improved integrated trypanosomosis control strategies

  • Upgrading quality and competitiveness of fonio for improved livelihoods in West Africa

    This project aims at increasing the value of fonio. We will provide stakeholders and local decision makers with information on the potentialities of this tiny grain. We will also work out, with them, suitable and sustainable solutions to increase the supply of high quality processed products for local and niche export markets. As scientific and technical data concerning this under-utilized tropical cereal are scarce and very often incomplete, we will first acquire an in-depth knowledge about fonio. Namely, we will focus on its biochemical composition and its technological, cooking and nutritional qualities. We will identify the ecotypes with the best agronomic, technological and commercial potential. By developing adapted processes, we will work to improve quality of the local product and to make new products. This should be done so as to enhance regional trade and to stimulate exports of both good quality white fonio and high added value new products.