Guinea, also known as Guinea-Conakry, has been experiencing growing population pressure and swelling suburbs. To sustain the local population, agricultural output has risen and unsustainable practices such as slash-and-burn farming have cut deep into broadleaf and mixed forests.
Guinean woodlands mitigate the effects of global warming as they absorb and store large amounts of carbon, known as carbon sequestration. In order to restore these forests, we work with local populations to grow agroforestry trees such as mango, avocado, and lemon trees.
These projects also generate employment and provide a means of subsistence farming for local communities, creating a long-lasting community impact. Our coastal projects also plant mangrove trees along coastlines and waterways to restore aquatic ecosystems and ensure climate stability.
Shrimp farming is popular in Guinea and has, over decades, slowly replaced thriving mangrove swamps as trees are cut down to make way for such activity, known as “aquaculture”.