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Project Bas-Fonds site visit in Guinea-Bissau


WFP Guinea-Bissau Country Director Pedro Figueiredo and Head of Sub-Office Eva Sena de Melo during the visit to one of the new sites of the Project Bas-Fonds in the eastern part of Guinea-Bissau.The Project Bas Fonds (PBF), or Lowlands Management Project, is a bilateral project between WFP and the Government of Japan that helps communities reclaim unused land in order to increase rice production in rural communities.


The delegation stands next to a well that was funded by the project to provide water for the site.


Four new sites, including this one, have been chosen for the Projet Bas-Fonds for 2012, two in the Bafata region and 2 in the Gabu region.


Augustin Yao, International Consultant for the Project Bas-Fonds and Germain Akoubia, Regional Advisor for the project brief the WFP Guinea-Bissau Country Director and other colleagues on the progress made and the objectives of their mission to Guinea-Bissau. 

Under the framework of the "Regional Capacity Building for Community-Based &Small Irrigated Village Plots Development Project" (Project Bas-Fonds), WFP held field missions to Bafata and Gabu Regions to visit the sites to be rehabilitated in 2012, and also to review the implementation of the project with the communities and partner NGOs.