Guinea Savanna Region

The Guinea Savanna Region is a vast expanse of land, estimated at 600 million hectares, twice as large as that planted to wheat worldwide , that runs from the coast of Guinea  РSenegal eastwards to the Ethiopia border , then veers southeast to cover parts of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo before spreading across much of Central Southern Africa over large areas Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and western Madagascar.

Although, this is an area of nutrient poor soils fed by erratic rain, a study by the World Bank and FAO centred mainly on Zambia , Mozambique and Nigeria  concluded that the area could, with adequate investment and proper management  become a major global producer of cassava, cotton, maize, soyabeans, rice, sugar, poultry and cattle.( World Bank FAO study 2009)