Guinea-Bissau: Programme Overview and Projects


  • Successful anti-hunger and anti-poverty campaign in Guinea Bissau: “Living a little like the white people”

    Successful anti-hunger and anti-poverty campaign in Guinea Bissau: “Living a little like the white people”

    The majority of Guinea Bissau’s population works in agriculture. However, this still isn’t enough to feed everyone. Since 1980 SWISSAID has been helping small farmers in the West African state to produce more from their soil. For example, in Bachil hunger soon ought to be reconciled to the past.
  • People need latrines!

    People need latrines!

    Clean drinking water and sanitation facilities are two sides of the same coin. Therefore, SWISSAID supports the construction of latrines – this breaks a taboo in many communities in Guinea-Bissau.
  • Organic onions - an effective strategy against hunger

    Organic onions - an effective strategy against hunger

    It’s actually absurd: although the region is fertile, almost the only onions available in Guinea-Bissau are imported from Senegal and Holland. But domestic cultivation only has positives: it is an effective way of fighting hunger and providing families with urgently needed cash.