Revolutionizing agriculture in Haut Katanga, DRC

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In the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where vast landscapes hold immense agricultural potential, the Great Lakes Accelerated Innovation Delivery Initiative Rapid Delivery Hub (AID-I GLR) has been making strides since early 2023. Initially launched in the South Kivu province, this transformative initiative has been exposing and delivering improved agricultural and nutritional technologies to smallholder farmers, enhancing the value chain of food-security crops such as cassava, maize, rice, banana, orange-fleshed sweet potato, beans, vegetables, and livestock.

As we approach the end of the first year of its implementation, AID-I GLR is poised for expansion into Haut-Katanga province, where challenges to agricultural development loom large. In this new frontier, the project aims to promote maize, cowpea, and soybean value chains, addressing the agricultural deficit and confronting the threats posed by mining activities, traditional farming practices, and the absence of financial support. This ambitious endeavor is set to redefine Haut Katanga’s landscape, exposing farmers and promoting sustainable agricultural practices.

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