Ruzizi Plain harvest campaign: A realization of DRC’s agricultural transformation vision

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On 5 March, the Ruzizi Plain site of the Agenda for Agricultural Transformation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (ATA-DRC) program launched the harvest campaign for season A and crop season B.

The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock in South Kivu province, Jean Bosco Ruteye Kitambala, attended the launch as part of the realization of the Head of State’s vision to strengthen agricultural production above mining operations.

The program is run by the Ministry of Agriculture, with technical support from IITA, BAB, AALI, and other state institutions, including INERA, SENASEM, the Agriculture Inspectorate, and SNV.

In the Ruzizi Plain, in MATABA, this project has cultivated 30 ha of maize and 30 ha of soya, and other households in the Ruzizi Plain have benefited from fortified organic maize seed. They will return 10% of the harvest, which will be processed locally to provide the community with high-quality flour.

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