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Guinea-Bissau

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Country Context

Guinea-Bissau is located in West Africa and lies along the Atlantic Ocean between the latitudes of 10°59’-12°20’N and 13°38’-16°43’W. It is one of the world’s poorest and most fragile countries, has a population of about 1.8 million. Guinea-Bissau’s Atlantic Ocean coast is composed of an archipelago, the Bijagos, of more than 100 islands.Guinea-Bissau is endowed with rich ecosystems that help the primary sector dominate its economy and is the main source of employment. Economic growth reached 5.9% in 2017, largely reflecting high international cashew prices and good cashew production. However, economic activity has slowed down in 2018 due mainly to lower cashew production, caused by adverse weather, and declining cashew prices. 

The country developed its Second National Communication under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and has a National Adaptation Plan of Action that has listed priority adaptation strategies such as an emergency strategy for supplying seeds and pesticides to compensate for food shortages, capacity building for farmers and their organizations, improved water management, sustainable development of agriculture, improved management of other natural resources, agricultural enterprise development, prevention and management of food crises and other natural disasters (e.g. early warning systems), and institutional reinforcement.

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Climate Data

Historical Trends

The section provides access to historical climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation from 1900 to 2016.

Projected Trends

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

The section provides access to future climate datasets for both temperature and precipitation and their statistical derivatives for various timeframes and emission scenarios from 2020 to 2099.

Climate by Sector

This section contains information from multiple climate indicators and indices relevant for key economic sectors. Simple narratives can help you interpret and extract summaries of potential climate change impacts at the sector level.

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Vulnerability

This section allows you to explore the susceptibility of livelihoods and natural systems to impacts from climate variability and change and facilitate the exploration of socioeconomic and development data and its relationships with natural hazards vulnerable areas.

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Impacts

This section allows you to explore the climate information from multiple climate indicators and present them with simple, embedded interpretation for an informative, high-level summary of the potential for future climate change impacts on key socioeconomic sectors.

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Adaptation

This section helps you grasp key national adaptation policies and reports, explore options for key sectors, and understand current adaptation gaps and needs for enhanced climate smart planning.

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