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Sustainable agriculture and farming supply chain professionalization in Mayombe – Bas-Congo province – Lukula and Tshela territories
The purpose of the project is to fight poverty in rural areas affected by climate change and deforestation.
The food security of the people living in these areas can be improved and local markets can be supplied thanks to a sustainable increase of agricultural production (food crops, coffee, market gardening and small breeding) and with a strong marketing.
Thus there will be a better environmental management of productive spaces.
Expected results:2.300 VSE (Very Small Entreprises) supported, “Petit Kwilu” coffee distribution circuit, environmental management consulting system. Budget :€2,460,000 over 2012-2017 Funding :Agrisud, BNPP, Caritas Foundation, CRAFOD, ERAIFT, European Union, IFAID (Institute for training and support to development initiatives) Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :Agridev, Café Africa International, CRAFOD, ERAIFT, Etc Terra, IFAID
Support to inputs and fishing equipments commercialization – Muanda coastal area – Bas Congo province
In Muanda’s coastal area in the Bas-fleuve District, Province of Bas-Congo, fishing is the only income-generating activity.
After a first action from 2010 to 2012 to improve the marketing of fishing goods on urban markets (Boma, Matadi, Kimpese and Kinshasa), Agrisud now supports the Muanda Fishing Association Coordination Agency (CAPM) to set up a supply of inputs and fishing gears.
An input and fishing gear shop will be open for the benefit of the CAPM’s 1500 members.
Expected results:An organised circuit for marketing products from fishing, 160 VSB (Very Small Businesses) supported. Budget :€190,000 over 2015-2016 Funding :CGO Company and AGRISUD Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :CAPM (Coopérative des Associations des Pêcheurs de Muanda)
Support to producers in the implementation of improved units of palm oil extraction in DR Congo
The objective of this project is six months to sustainably improve the incomes of small farms Lukula and Tshela in the District of Lower Congo DR Congo, for the implementation of improved oil extraction units palm.
Expected results:50 producer families set up new oil palm plots in association with food crops and 5 units improved palm oil extraction are implemented and managed by a management committee.... Budget :€ 29,000 Funding :To find Project management :Agrisud International Partnerships :CRAFOD
Support to coffee producers project in the sustainable recovery of the small Kwilu coffee sector – DR Congo
The objective of this one-year project is the sustainable increase of agricultural production (polyculture food, coffee Petit Kwilu) and strengthening marketing channels, in the interests of better environmental management of productive spaces, in the territories of Lukula Tshela and the District of Lower Congo DR Congo.
Expected results:250 producer families set up new plots of coffee trees in association with food crops and 8 coffee processing units are established and sustainably managed Budget :€ 79.865 Funding :To find Project management :Agrisud International Partnerships :CRAFOD, Café Africa International
Supporting sustainable development of farming activities and value chains in Luozi, Bas-Congo Province
The Territory Luozi is a very rural and populated area. Farming activities occupy the majority of the people. 60% of the local production (cassava, groundnuts, maize, beans...) is intended for markets in large cities of Bas-Congo and Kinshasa.
The project’s goals are to:
- Strengthen systems and farming practices by promoting agroecology among 2,000 farming families.
- Develop animal traction and create Professional Groupings for Animal Traction (GPTA).
- Improve marketing conditions to facilitate the supply of large cities (rural markets, trails and bridges, supporting transports)
- Promote income-generating activities in the livestock production sector (goats, pigs and poultry) and the handicraft production of palm oil.
Expected results:2,000 agricultural VSEs supported. Budget :€2,676K over 2010-2014. Funding :European Union, VVV - Villages et Villes à Vivre, Office congolais des routes, CTB - Coopération Technique Belge. Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :CRAFOD - Centre Régional d’Appui et de FOrmation pour le Développement, France Volontaires.
Supporting sustainable development of agriculture value chains in North Kivu, North Kivu Province
Expected results:1,680 agricultural VSEs supported. Budget :€1,889K over 2009-2013. Funding :European Union, CFAO, Biochem, AGRISUD. Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :SYDIP - SYndicat de Défense des Intérêts des Paysans, CAVTK, France Volontaires.
Learning cycle promoting agroecological practices
Agrisud has a constant focus on boosting the action capacities of NGOs, organizations, professional groups, and also those of its own projects’ teams.
Transfers of skills are made via « learning cycles ».
Promoting agroecological practices
Based on the “Agroecology in Practice” guide (Agrisud, 2010), this course helps participants learn these practices. It is based on transferring methods and tools to:
- Understand agroecology and its economic, social and environmental dimensions;
- Understand the sustainable management of a farming system;
- Analyze the context of operation and identify the appropriate agroecological practices;
- Be able to spread these practices.
Expected results:20 participants in the APROFIL project and operational partners trained in good agro-ecological practices. Budget :€23K. Funding :European Union, AGRISUD. Project management :AGRISUD. Partnerships :non communiqué