Guinea

Guinea is characterized by high political and economic instability, which is one of the reasons why GDP in the country has been stagnant since 2002, with poverty increasing. Of the total land area, agricultural land comprises 51%, with 86% of the poor population living in rural areas and more than 70% of the population working in the agriculture sector.

The Constitution of Second Republic of Guinea guarantees its citizens the rights to private property. The 1992 Guinea Land Code recognizes vacant land as state property and it gives individuals the right to own land. However, the code is very rarely enforced in rural areas, and customary rules continue to govern land access and distribution, with the use of the land assigned to the founder’s family or descendants.

Land disputes in Guinea are frequent and involve numerous groups, from individuals and families to wider regional conflicts. The underlying reasons for this violence lay in the political and economic instability of the country, which has made led to an increase in competition for land in both rural and urban areas. Generally, conflict resolution is facilitated by a customary chief or through the mediation of a local agency. 

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Land area is the total area (1'000 Ha) of the country excluding area under inland water bodies.

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1'000 Ha

Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country

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Number

Rural population refers to the share (%) of people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the ratio between Urban Population and Total Population.

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Percentage

Total spending for agricultural reserch measured measured as a share of the value added from agriculture, forestry and fishing activities

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Percentage

Distribution of agricultural holders by sex (female - Share %) according to the FAO Land and Gender Database.

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Percentage

GDP per capita based on purchasing power parity (PPP). PPP GDP is gross domestic product converted to international dollars using purchasing power parity rates.

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PPP$ 2011

Total funding for programmes still ongoing in January 2016 (US $).

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US$ (Current)

Total number of programmes still ongoing in January 2016

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Number

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Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country

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Total population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country

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Land area is the total area (1'000 Ha) of the country excluding area under inland water bodies.

Arable land (1'000 Ha) is the land under temporary agricultural crops (multiple-cropped areas are counted only once), temporary meadows for mowing or pasture, land under market and kitchen gardens

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1'000 Ha

It measures the area (1'000 Ha) covered by forest.

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1'000 Ha

Permanent crops (1'000 Ha) - land cultivated with long-term crops which do not have to be replanted for several years (such as cocoa and coffee); land under trees and shrubs producing flowers, such

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1000 Ha

Permanent meadows and pastures - land used permanently (five years or more) to grow herbaceous forage crops, either cultivated or growing wild (wild prairie or grazing land).

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1000 Ha

Infographics

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure


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Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    Representatives from Guinea's ministries of Energy and Water, Agriculture and Urban and Rural Planning will meet in Conakry on 4-5 March to discuss reforms to the way land is expropriated for large public interest infrastructure projects and how displaced smallholder farmers should be compensated.

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    Journal Articles & Books
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    Western Africa

    The response of West African climate zones to anthropogenic climate change during the late 21st century is investigated using the revised Thornthwaite climate classification applied to ensembles of CMIP5, CORDEX, and higher-resolution RegCM4 experiments (HIRES). The ensembles reproduce fairly well the observed climate zones, although with some notable discrepancies. CORDEX and HIRES provide realistic fine-scale information which enhances that from the coarser-scale CMIP5, especially in the Gulf of Guinea encompassing marked landcover and topography gradients.

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    December 2016
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    Germany
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    Swaziland
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Guinea
    Sierra Leone
    Ethiopia
    Comoros
    Cameroon
    Rwanda
    Tanzania
    Senegal
    Chad
    Gabon

    Meeting Name: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
    Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA-16/17/Inf.11.1
    Session: Sess. 16

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    December 2016
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    Burkina Faso
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    Australia
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    Congo
    Guinea
    Malawi
    Niger
    Mozambique
    Liberia
    Uganda
    India
    Togo
    Kenya

    Desde las décadas de 1970 y 1980, la forestería comunitaria ha ido adquiriendo cada vez más popularidad, a partir del concepto de que las comunidades locales, cuando se les conceden suficientes derechos de propiedad sobre los bosques colectivos locales, pueden organizarse de forma autónoma y crear instituciones locales a fin de reglamentar el uso de los recursos naturales y manejarlos de forma sostenible.

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    Burkina Faso
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    Afghanistan
    Azerbaijan
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    Guinea
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    South Africa
    Nicaragua
    Moldova
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    Haiti
    Italy
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    Kazakhstan
    Georgia
    Armenia

    Meeting Name: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)
    Meeting symbol/code: CGRFA-16/17/16
    Session: Sess.16

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    December 2016
    Angola
    Burkina Faso
    Benin
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    Gambia
    Chile
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    Indonesia
    Ghana
    Guinea
    Malawi
    Costa Rica
    Liberia
    Uganda
    Madagascar
    Tunisia
    India
    Senegal
    Chad
    Georgia
    Vietnam
    Asia
    Africa
    Americas

    Los bosques y los árboles respaldan la agricultura sostenible. Estabilizan los suelos y el clima, regulan los flujos de agua, ofrecen sombra y refugio y proporcionan un hábitat a los polinizadores y los depredadores naturales de plagas agrícolas. Asimismo, contribuyen a la seguridad alimentaria de cientos de millones de personas, para quienes constituyen fuentes importantes de alimentos, energía e ingresos. Sin embargo, la agricultura sigue siendo el principal factor de la deforestación a nivel mundial y, a menudo, las políticas agrícolas, forestales y de tierras no casan.

    Reports & Research
    December 2016
    Kenya
    Mauritania
    Gambia
    Mali
    Somalia
    Guinea-Bissau
    Guinea
    Congo
    Senegal
    Sierra Leone
    Ethiopia
    Niger
    Africa

    Meeting Name: African Forestry and Wildlife Commission
    Meeting symbol/code: FO:AFWC/2016/10
    Session: Sess. 20