Agriculture in Congo Kinshasa

  • Africa's Economic Future Depends on Its Farms

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 At the same time as the economies of Nigeria and South Africa recently rebounded, it wasn't oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and additional sustainable agricultural increase is crucial not only to the continent's economy, but as well to its ability to feed and employ its surging people. Agriculture still accounts for a quarter of gross domestic product and as much as two-thirds of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, agricultural increase has the biggest impact on non-farm gain and reducing poverty.
  • Africa: Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, inclunding supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.
  • Getting a Grip On Food Security in DR Congo 2012-08-30

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2012/08/30 The Association for Integrated Rural Development is one of a number of rural organisations on the periphery of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which are strengthening the city's food security while demonstrating how to maximise sustainable use of agricultural land. Joseph Ngandungala, an agricultural engineer and one of the association's twenty-odd members, guided IPS through a tour of ADRIM's 25 hectare plot in Mbenkana,
  • Congo-Kinshasa: More Help Needed to Control Livestock Disease Outbreak 2012-08-23

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2012/08/23 The Ministry of Agriculture in the Democratic Republic of Congo has called for extra support to control an epidemic of peste des petits ruminants (PPR), a contagious viral disease that has already killed tens of thousands of goats and sheep.
  • Congo-Kinshasa: Food Security and the Failure of Mechanisation in DRC 2012-08-23

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2012/08/23 Mechanisation was expected to transform agriculture in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central province of East Kasaï. But a project to offer tractors for ploughing land has fallen flat. Meanwhile, a lot of households don't have enough to eat because agricultural production in this mineral-rich province is too low.