Canadian Baptist Ministries and Tearfund Canada are jointly supporting Communauté Baptiste au Centre de l’Afrique (CBCA) with a three-year agriculture and livelihoods project in Beni and Lubero Territories in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Many households in these areas depend on subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods and face many challenges that prevent them from producing enough food to cover household food and income needs year-round.
These include land degradation, irregular rainfall, soil infertility, limited land sizes to grow crops, and gender inequalities that prevent women to fully participate in agricultural livelihoods. In response to these challenges and to sustain long-term food security in these areas, CBCA will work through Farmer Field Schools (FFS) and Village and Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) to promote conservation agriculture, gender equality that seeks to improve women’s involvement, influence and leadership in agriculture, and work with local stakeholders to improve agriculture marketing and access to agriculture inputs.
Over three years, the project aims to work with and reach 2,240 households (approximately 14,195 individuals).