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Support the structuring of the sector and strengthening the governance of rice industry organisations, Guiarroz
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Support the structuring of the sector and strengthening the governance of rice industry organisations, Guiarroz

ORGANISATION BACKGROUND AND LOCAL CONTEXT

The Guinean-Bissau NGO Guiarroz, based in Contuboel, aims at redu-cing poverty and food insecurity by encouraging diversification of crops, changing eating habits and promoting good governance of producer associations. The agricultural sector is considered a govern-ment’s priority in rural areas of GB, because of the importance of agri-cultural production in reducing the country's foreign economic depen-dence and consequent vulnerability to externalities (eg: rising food pri-ces in the international market). This project aims at strengthening the capacities of peasant organisations and improve the productive sector of rice in the region of Bafatá. Guiarroz therefore proposes: (i) to inform and raise awareness of the rice producers by conducting debates in community radios; (ii) to support the consolidation or creation of com-munity-based producer organisations and collaborate in the creation of the national rice producer organisation; and (iii) to strengthen leaders' capacities and disseminate the laws of community based organi-zations, cooperatives and OHADA.

ACTIVITIES

This is an estimated fifteen-day training experience.  Activities include:

  • Briefing on both local context and project background;
  • Visits to the project intervention areas;
  • Support for awareness raising and training of associations;
  • Support for the creation/ improvement of organisational management tools adapted to community-based associations.

THIS EXPERIENCE WILL ALLOW YOU TO:

  • Learn about Guiné-Bissau’s local context: its challenges and opportunities.
  • Acquire knowledge  on sustai-nable supply chains in Guinea-Bissau
  • Understand the methodology applied by Guiarroz for organi-sational and institutional streng-thening of rice producers' asso-ciations.

LOGISTICS

Transportation:  organised by the project staff.
Accommodation:  organised by the project staff.
Language: Guinean Creole, Portu-guese.
Currency: Franc Cfa

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Rosto Solidário

mail: cidadaniaglobal@rostosolidario.pt
          geral@rostosolidario.pt
Phone:
+351 256 336 001
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