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In DRC, the potential of agriculture is under exploited

Published May 22, 2023

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Emergency Agricultural Sector Recovery Program will cost $1 billion, said Vital Kamerhe, Deputy Prime Minister.

This program aims in particular to revive agricultural production and improve food production in order to avoid shortages before the next cropping season, because in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the local supply of the cereal only covers 25% of consumption needs. from the country.

The interventions of this plan will target 12 staple crops, namely maize, rice, wheat, sorghum, cassava, potato, sweet potato, groundnut, bean, cowpea, soybean and banana.

In the DRC, the agricultural sector contributes 19% to GDP and employs around 55% of the working population.

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In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Emergency Agricultural Sector Recovery Program will cost $1 billion, said Vital Kamerhe, Deputy Prime Minister. This program aims in particular to revive agricultural production and improve food production in order to avoid shortages before the next cropping season, because in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the local supply of the cereal only covers 25% of consumption needs. from the country. The interventions of this plan will target 12 staple crops, namely maize, rice, wheat, ...
Source: Lobservateur
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