Improving food security through conservation agriculture and other income-generating activities

Long-term Response
Democratic Republic of Congo
Implementing Partner: Communauté Baptiste au Centre de l’Afrique
Lead Member: Canadian Baptist Ministries
People Served: 4,800
Budget: $202,000
Timeline: 2018 - 2021

Canadian Baptist Ministries is supporting Communauté Baptiste au Centre de l’Afrique with a four-year agriculture project in eight villages of Kamisimbi County.

This is the second phase to a previous project.

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 will also encourage women to become community leaders and participate in agricultural decision-making.

In total, 840 families (about 4,800 people) will benefit.

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