Guinea Siguiri Agricultural Development Activity (SADA)

The Siguiri Agriculture Development Activity (SADA) is a private sector Global Development Alliance between USAID Guinea and Société AngloGold Ashanti de Guinée (SAG). Implemented by ACDI/VOCA, SADA will use a private sector-led approach to increase opportunities for individuals and communities affected by mining activities in the Siguiri prefecture. SADA will achieve this through investments, capacity building, and stakeholder coordination in the cashew value chain, including a medium-scale processing facility, cashew nurseries, as well as bundling of extension, inputs, and market access services for smallholder farmers.

Two objectives will drive systemic and lasting improvements in farmer productivity and incomes. They are:

1) Improved rural commercial input and service supply system capacity for cashew farmers

2) Increased cooperation and strengthened linkages between cashew market system actors. Increased productivity, quality, and sales for all actors in the market system will result in shared value for smallholders, intermediaries, and larger firms alike.

  • Build and Strengthen Cashew Producer Organizations (POs)
  • Establish Rural Agro-Dealers (CARs) for Siguiri-based Cashew Farmers
  • Expand Extension Services to Cashew Farmers
  • Increase Access to Finance to Purchase High Quality Inputs
  • Invest in Medium-Scale Cashew Processing Facilities
  • Facilitate Market Linkages between Producers and Buyers
  • Creation of a proven model for rural, commercial input supply that is replicable in similar environments
  • Emergence of a dynamic cashew cluster in Siguiri that shifts artisanal scale mining jobs to agriculture
  • Increased rate and level of youth and women’s employment

Funder: USAID and AngloGold Ashanti

Project Specialist: Luisa Beltran Rey,