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Winrock International

Legacy Project


Guinea has plenty of farmable land and water, a large youth population, and three quarters of its labor force employed in agriculture. But despite these advantages, the nation is still one of the poorest in the world. One reason is the lack of opportunity that prevents women and youth from contributing significantly to the economy. Guinea’s Strengthening Market-Led Agricultural Research, Technology and Education (SMARTE) is enhancing the nation’s agricultural strengths by working with these populations, boosting education, promoting agricultural extension and introducing new technologies.

Funder: USAID

Project Timeline: October 11, 2016 - December 31, 2019

Country: Guinea

Program Areas: Agriculture, Resilience and Water , Agriculture, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Education, Ecosystem Services, Market Systems and Entrepreneurship

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Project Goals


hosts identified to place 65 apprentices


households will be impacted