The agro-ecological zoning of Guinea (ZAEG) project is currently mapping land cover and its evolution over 10 years. Funded by AFD (the French Development Agency), the ZAEG project is operated by IGN FI and CIRAD (French agricultural research and international cooperation organisation) with the aim of identifying arable land to guide investment in a country that derives its income from mining but where the resources of 80% of the population come from agriculture. Knowing its territory in depth contributes to optimise its management.
Listen to RFI report broadcast on January 3, 2020: link on the podcast (in French)
Project overview: agro-ecological zoning of Guinea