Improving farming power in DR Congo
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- Pilot initiatives in DR Congo for long-term improvement in farming power, quality and output
- Des projets pilotes en RDC pour améliorer la force agricole et la qualité des produits agricoles.
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Farm machinery and sustainable agriculture must evolve together

India Education Diary Farm machinery and sustainable agriculture must evolve together Thomson Reuters Foundation On the other hand, Africa, which has comparatively the most abundant land resources, has less than 10 percent of mechanization services...
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How Can Finance Influence Productivity of Agricultural Firms?

Worldwide, agriculture is the main source of income among the rural poor. Relative to other sectors, agricultural growth can reduce rural poverty rates faster and more effectively (Christiaensen and others 2011).
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Across the divide: DR Congo launches its National Investment Plan ...

Across the divide: DR Congo launches its National Investment Plan ... | Improving farming power in DR Congo | Scoop.it
At around 2.5 per cent of the national budget, DR Congo spends the least on agriculture of all its neighbors, a figure made more minuscule given the great untapped potential of its vast arable lands. For comparison, the ...
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Not a soft opinion on PNIA(DR CONGO National Investment Plan for Agriculture) By Edward Rackley. 

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Zambia's Smallholder Farmers Flourish With Purchase For Progress ...

Zambia's Smallholder Farmers Flourish With Purchase For Progress ... | Improving farming power in DR Congo | Scoop.it
P4P is a global pilot project that aims to support smallholder farmers by improving their business opportunities through access to more lucrative markets. Connecting Farmers to ...
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Farmers we have talked to in DRC often request this

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Four new mammal species discovered in Democratic Republic of ...

Four new mammal species discovered in Democratic Republic of ... | Improving farming power in DR Congo | Scoop.it
"Given the clear importance of this site, we are working closely with the local communities and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to protect this unique area," reported Dr. Andrew Plumptre, director of WCS's ...
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Is this what friendly commercial farming looks like? - Farmlandgrab

Is this what friendly commercial farming looks like? - Farmlandgrab | Improving farming power in DR Congo | Scoop.it
To date, Gadco has recently completed a successful pilot project involving around 500 smallholders, and the aim now is to scale up to 5,000 farmers in the next few years. With each smallholder running a farm of an average ...
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New African academy to nurture nutritious "orphan" crops

New African academy to nurture nutritious "orphan" crops | Improving farming power in DR Congo | Scoop.it
The goal is to help reduce hunger in Africa by developing high-yielding varieties of crop that communities once relied on, but have long shunned in favour of staples such as maize, rice and wheat

Via Luz Marina Alvare
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"The idea of intensifying research and creating a critical mass of people capable of developing and multiplying reliable planting material is highly welcome"

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Meet Georges, an innovative entrepreneur operating in the energy ...

The Inga-Shaba or Inga-Kolwezi power line as it is called today was meant to transport 1000MW to Katanga. It only ever transported about 260MW. This is a project which made up a third of the DRC's sovereign debt.
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Very good article, it is a Must Read! Only 9.9% of Congolese have access to electricity and wood is used for 81% of DRC energy needs. On our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/HelpAide.org) we posted a few days ago a video showing how Improved Cook Stoves can save lives. This article or interview with Georges gives us a greater insight into DR Congo domestic energy policy. Good questions are raised and important elements of a much needed green energy policy are mentionned. HelpAide.org encourages Georges' initiatives through WESD CAPITAL.  Hopefully we can soon learn more about the proposed 12 MW hydro power plant on the Lubilanji in Mbuji Mayi in the Kasai Oriental Province where HelpAide.org is working to jump-start the 'Concession Agricole de Sangaie.' 

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LYF supports women cocoa farmers in DRC through radio | Lorna ...

LYF supports women cocoa farmers in DRC through radio | Lorna ... | Improving farming power in DR Congo | Scoop.it
The Lorna Young Foundation from the UK is working with women cooca farmers in the DRC, Africa, to build sustainable livelihoods via radio-based extension. ... The LYF is now 10 months into our Farmer Radio project in DRC.
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As one of my Christmas presents, my mom gave me one fourth of the Per capita income of DR Congo. I won't say im blessed, for reasons, but I am extremely fortunate.
talesalchemist's photo on Instagram (As one of my Christmas presents, my mom gave me one fourth of the Per capita income of DR Congo.
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You actually got $8.75 more than the per capita income of DR Congo. Sad but true. So, spend wisely!

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