Congo - Kinshasa
Sustainable housing - Building

Construction of an agroecology centre in the Kwenge sector of the DRC

Fighting to defend the rights of young farmers in the DRC, representing young farmers at international level, building the capacity of young farmers in food sovereignty, agro-ecology and the defence of nature, combating social injustice.

An initiative of Ligue des jeunes paysans de la RDC/ LJP-RDC

Overview of the project

As young farmers are neglected, we, the young farmers who are members of the LJP-RDC, need a centre for young farmers’ agro-ecology. The large centre for young farmers in agro-ecology will be national and will enable young farmers to be trained from time to time in agro-ecology. The kwenge sector is a part of the country whose farmers work on agro-ecological practices. It is located 400 km from Kinshasa, 150 km from the town of kenge and 100 km from the town of kikwit, and was chosen for its ecological influence, as well as being close to 5 provinces of the Congo.

Objective

The project aims to build a national centre for young people in agro-ecology, which will enable young farmers to be trained in agro-ecological farming practices.

Level of progress

Ongoing research

Project timeline

15/12/2023 au 17/08/2025

Quantitative results

2,318 young men and women farmers will benefit from training in agro-ecology.

Qualitative results

Improving farming practices: young people are working on agro-ecological farming practices, protecting the land as they work.

Financing

Ce projet avait commencé avec l'apport Local des membres et souhaite un financement extérieur pour poursuivre la construction.

About the
organisation

Ligue des jeunes paysans de la RDC/ LJP-RDC

website
Blanco Kiyongo
Président National
blancokiyongo@gmail.com
+243994168801

Fighting to defend the rights of young farmers in the DRC, representing young farmers at international level, building the capacity of young farmers in food sovereignty, agro-ecology and the defence of nature, combating social injustice.

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