Food self-sufficiency for 50 Congolese farmers!

Let’s support agroecology in South Kivu
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65€

collected on a goal of 5,000 €

Environment
République démocratique Congo

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Food self-sufficiency for 50 Congolese farmers!

Food insecurity and famine are worsening in South Kivu, east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, close to the border with Rwanda. People, who live mainly from working the soil, are very poor, and malnutrition, higher than in the rest of the country, is made worse because of the context of armed conflicts.

Despite good climatic conditions, the Kamisimbi region is experiencing a drop of agricultural production, mostly due to a lack of resources, rural exodus and environmental degradation.

Through its local charity partner, Seed has identified 50 small farmers willing to work in an agroecological farm. They come from four villages – Bukera, Ndiba, Mumosh o, Bushigi – and own land next to the 0.5 hectare plot, including a marsh, selected for this project.

Together, they will be able to provide for themselves and their families by growing sweet potatoes, cassava, bananas, beans, sorghum, corn, small-scale Arabica coffee, carrots, cabbage, leeks, onions, potatoes, lettuce, amaranth and spinach.

Total budget: € 5,000

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