Democratic Republic of Congo, Fighting hunger through farming in Muku

Long-term Response
Democratic Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo Long-Term Response Project
Implementing Partner: Communauté Baptiste au Centre de l’Afrique
Lead Member: Canadian Baptist Ministries
People Served: 4,800
Budget: $181,000
Timeline: March 2020 – February 2021

Canadian Baptist Ministries is supporting Communauté Baptiste au Centre de l’Afrique with a three-year agriculture and livelihood project in eight villages of Kamisimbi Country, South Kivu.

Many small-scale farming households struggle to meet their food needs year-round. They have poor access to quality seeds, and insufficient farming skills to deal with things like crop diseases and climate change.

This project is responding by promoting high quality seeds, introducing natural pesticides, training farmers in conservation agriculture to improve soil fertility, and promoting participation in village savings and loan groups established in the first phase of the project.

This project is also encouraging women to become community leaders and participate in agricultural decision-making.

In total, 840 households (about 4,200 people) are benefitting.

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