East Congo (Kivu): Fair and delicious coffee

After an unstable period, agriculture in East Congo is due for a welcome revival. For this reason, Collibri Foundation organises specific education projects to reinforce the economic role of young farmers.
2018-2020
30.000 euro/year
Lubero/Kivu

Young people are the engine for agricultural development

Young people are very important to agriculture in East Congo. Thanks to their unbridled enthusiasm, explicit passion for agriculture and incredible muscular strength, they are a powerful engine for the development of agriculture in the region. But they lack know-how and general knowledge to make their cultures profitable. That is why Collibri Foundation invests in an all-round training for young farmers via the Lofepaco platform. They learn several farming and cattle breeding techniques but also practical bookkeeping and marketing knowledge. It enables them to provide a diversified supply independently and they are less subjected to changeable harvests.

 

Investing in the future

Lofepaco supports sustainable initiatives of farmers in East Congo and organises education and coaching for young people, with extra support for young women. Since the fall of 2018 with the support of Collibri Foundation.

Investing in young people is investing in the future. In North Kivu, Lofepaco supports some 200 young farmers, mainly potato growers and coffee farmers to optimise their farming techniques, their land management, stock management and commercial skills. They thus make an important difference in combatting poverty and in enhancing food security.

Collibri Foundation

Address

Colruyt Group
Edingensesteenweg 196
1500 Halle

Phone

+32 (0)2 363 55 45
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