The major project components include: farmer training, agricultural credit and marketing, and organizational development for credit and savings associations for farmers.
ORT Guinea has been selected to train producers in 5 villages around Mamou (300 kms from Conakry) in Environmental Studies in order to preserve natural resources in middle Guinea.
More than 250 technicians have graduated and started to work in the private sector on internationally funded projects, the timber business in the forests of Guinea or in the private forestry business. 15,000 farmers have also been trained in forestry and market gardening.
Thus, staffing requirements can be forecasted for the 2001-2010 period, and a management plan was established.
ORT analyzed career ladders, job descriptions, and service conditions for all of the Ministry of Agriculture staff, the Peasant Association, and service and producer cooperatives, with particular emphasis placed on introducing training.
ORT disseminated the irrigation and sustainable agriculture technologies to more farmers and developed profitable marketing, post-harvest, and small-scale food processing techniques in the Lake Chad area.
The specialists carefully evaluated the three main components (agricultural credit, institutional strengthening, and a farm produce observation unit) and compiled a report outlining their recommendations.
The program increased agricultural production by improving traditional irrigation and agronomic techniques and by developing replicable models for sustainable wadi produce. ORT also developed subprojects implementing small motor pumps and a new credit system.
A hevea, palm tree, and rice cultivating public AfDB company and provided staff training recommendations.
for expatriate and local trainers from the Department of Agronomy at the University of Madagascar in Antananarivo.
ORT determined that it would be beneficial, began project preparations, and established a provisional budget for the school.
Ministry of Agriculture employees in farm machinery and equipment maintenance.