Guinea Value Chain Analysis: Eggs, Small Ruminants, Maize, Rice, Groundnut

  • Date Posted: November 6, 2015
  • Authors: Olaf Kula, Michael Carson, Dave Dupras
  • Organizations/Projects: ACDI/VOCA
  • Document Types: Assessment
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

Guinea’s latest presidential elections, its commitment to the principles of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS; CDEAO in French), and its efforts to implement the Comprehensive Africa Agri-culture Development Program (CAADP) have set Guinea on a path towards market liberalization. However, this remains a slow and complicated process with significant resistance from those who benefitted from the status quo. The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) crisis further slowed Guinea’s evolution towards a liberal economy, and, more importantly, added a shock to individuals and households.

Despite obvious and more difficult to identify constraints, there are significant and transformative opportunities in each of the identified commodity sectors. Principal among those identified include:

  • Deeper delivery of private veterinary and agricultural input services into rural communities;
  • Reduce bird mortality and increased bird productivity through better genetic control and management of household poultry stocks;
  • Facilitation of improved equipment and machinery services for rice, maize and groundnut production;
  • Stimulating private sector markets for improved seed and domestic seed multiplication; and
  • Supporting the government in developing a more business-friendly enabling environment.