In each country, the goals of the FO4ACP are: Improved access to services to empower women, rural youth and vulnerable communities, Increased entrepreneurship, access to markets and financing through equitable value chains and business development services within POs, respecting sustainable food and agricultural principles, Facilitate a common sub-regional policy and program development process with governments, stakeholders and partners, including farmer and rural youth organizations, foster information exchange, training and capacity development.
Guyana is located in the northern part of South America, with a 430 km Atlantic coastline and a total area of 214 970 km2. It’s bounded by the Atlantic Ocean in the north, Suriname in the east, Brazil in the south and southwest, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the northwest. For administrative purposes, the country is divided into ten regions. Regions I-VI are located in the north along the coast while the others are more inland to the south.
Guyana is a sparsely populated country endowed with ample natural resources for agriculture. It is also one of the few countries in the world where population pressure on natural resources is virtually nonexistent: 16.5 million ha of the country’s territory are made up of mostly inaccessible forests and woodlands, about 1.2 million ha are under permanent pasture and less than 0.5 million ha are cultivated land.