Guinea

 By Judith Nzyoka Ecosystem degradation in Guinea has been attributed to anthropogenic activities such as uncontrolled logging and clearing land for farming, coal mining, and other unsustainable forest exploitation. This has been further exacerbated by policy gaps and weak policy enforcement, especially regarding trans-boundary or cross-sectoral natural resource management. The Balayan Souroumba and Pencely forests […]

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Based on a report by Miika Mäkelä & Serge Ngendakumana PRESA’s mapping specialist, Miika Mäkelä, went to the Coyah site in Guinea in November 2010 to assess the potential for watershed payments for environmental services (PES). During the visit, he collected geographical data and visited the Coyah water treatment plant and the Coyah Water Bottling […]

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By Serge NGENDAKUMANA, Kabirou M. Bah and Abou Keita PRESA recently held a workshop in the Republic of Guinea that brought together Fouta Djallon stakeholders for a discussion on policy issues, tools and research results. The one-day workshop held in the Guinean capital, Conakry, had 25 participants from international development organizations, the private sector, the […]

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The Fouta Djallon highlands in the Republic of Guinea are the source of West Africa’s most important rivers: the Senegal, Gambia, Niger and Mano rivers. These rivers provide drinking water, irrigation and hydroelectric power to millions of people in Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, Mali, Niger and Nigeria. They are critical for sustaining livelihood systems which are […]

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By Serge Ngendakumana and Godfrey Kimega The Fouta Djallon highlands are a core site of PRESA. Critical environmental services offered by the Fouta Djallon ecosystem are water quality and quantity for more than eight countries, biodiversity conservation and trees for carbon sequestration. For the past two years, ICRAF has been involved with other key stakeholders […]

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