The Senegalese and Guinean Bissau Ministers of Agriculture signed memoranda of understanding to strengthen cooperation in this sector between the two countries.
Senegal’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Equipment, Moussa Baldé told the Senegalese Press Agency that the agreements were signed over the weekend during a visit to Bissau.
He said that the main areas of cooperation are research, training, plant protection, production support, seeds and advice.
The Senegalese government last year supported Guinea Bissau with rice seeds estimated at 300 tons, groundnuts 300 tons, fertilizer 300 tons and also cowpea seeds.
This support, according to producer organizations, had a significant impact on production with harvests magnified during the festival organized in the region of OHIO or Farin.
Furthermore, Mr. Baldé believes that Guinea Bissau, which has enormous potential for developing agricultural activities, “can ensure its food sovereignty”.