Farmer Stories from Democratic Republic of Congo

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DRC: Farmers use local herb to fight weeds, restore land, increase production

Joseph Tsongo December 02, 2018

Sylvestre Muhindo thrusts his right hand into the soil in the middle of his field and pulls out a handful of wet […]

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DRC : Conflict forces many farmers to abandon fields, but others remain

Laetitia Kasongo November 18, 2018

Kavira Kakese walks slowly on the stony trail to her field in Mayangose, a village in Virunga National Park, in northeast Democratic […]

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DRC: Livestock disease worries goat herders

Zanem Nety Zaidi November 05, 2018

Sahbani Karikumutima opens the little door of the enclosure where he keeps his goats. It is 8 o’clock in the morning and […]

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DRC: While conflict forces many farmers to abandon fields, others remain

Laetitia Kasongo August 27, 2018

Kavira Kakese walks slowly on the stony trail to her field in Mayangose, a village in Virunga National Park, in northeast Democratic […]

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DRC: Intercropping brings better harvests to farmers in Goma

Esdras Tsongo August 13, 2018

Charline N’simire’s serious expression highlights the slight wrinkles on the 60-year-old farmer’s face. With her hands on her hips, she worries about […]

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DRC: Farmers say growing high-end coffee doesn’t pay (Global Press Journal)

admin June 18, 2018

Although coffee is the most widely grown crop in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Justine Mwaka cut down her coffee plants […]

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DRC: Farmers test three methods to manage Fall armyworm

Zanem Nety Zaidi April 23, 2018

Under an oppressive afternoon sun, Nzuri Shabani and her two daughters walk through Mrs. Shabani’s maize field. The leaves are green and […]

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DRC: Women take up farming to help rebuild after rape

Joseph Tsongo April 02, 2018

Carrying a basket, Kahambu Kasolene follows the kilometre-long path that leads from her house to her vegetable garden. She sets the basket […]

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DRC: Urban farming provides income for women and lower prices for all

Zanem Nety Zaidi November 20, 2017

At 6:30 in the morning, Marceline Zaninga is already hard at work in her field, which is dotted with green shoots. Using […]

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DRC: Farmers work together to keep animals out of their fields

Sammy Mupfuni November 13, 2017

Beatrice Semahane is up early. The sun is barely above the horizon and, along with a dozen other farmers, she is cleaning […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo: Farmer protects sweet potatoes with homemade pesticide

Adéline Nsimire Balika September 25, 2017

Ruhamya Kamakiri walks through his fields spraying pesticide from a knapsack sprayer. Mr. Kamakiri is a farmer in his early twenties. He […]

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Democratic Republic of Congo: The voices of girl child soldiers (IRIN)

admin July 03, 2017

Multiple conflicts are simmering across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, destroying struggling communities. Thousands of children are trapped in a web […]

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