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Understanding women’s financial capabilities in South Kivu, DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), women’s opportunities to gain skills in enterprise development and participate in formal savings opportunities are severely limited and high rates of gender-based violence (GBV) further marginalize women from gaining access to microfinance.

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IITA-DRC holds third planning workshop for CBSD Project

IITA’s project “Action to control the Cassava Brown Streak Disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” organized its annual review and planning meeting for 2018–2019 in Mbujimayi, the capital city of Kasai Oriental Province.

Picture of Two COPAKIN agripreneurs showcasing 25-kg bags of high quality semolina.

Youth cooperative sets pace in processing and marketing cornmeal in DRC

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, agribusiness is currently one of the drivers of job creation for young people and for the fight against food insecurity.

Picture of DG Sanginga led His Excellency, Governor Claude Nyamugabo Bazibuhe of South Kivu on a tour of the IITA Kalambo facilities

New Governor of South Kivu, DRC, cites IITA’s research efforts

His Excellency, Governor Claude Nyamugabo Bazibuhe of South Kivu in DR Congo, has praised IITA’s efforts to support agricultural development in his region and country and assured the Institute of his government’s support for its activities.

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IITA welcomes the official launch of new project in Great Lakes

The Integrated Project for Agricultural Growth in the Great Lakes (PICAGL) was officially launched on 7 May, in Kinshasa.

Picture of Mrs Charlotte Sanginga and Dr Claude Nankam in a group photo with IITA scientists, piggery and poultry business group farmers at CAAS office in Katana

Donors express confidence in IITA projects in DRC

A delegation of representatives from Food for the Hungry (FH), a donor to the Tuendelee Pamoja II (TP II) project, gave a glowing commendation of the IITA-implemented initiatives in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Picture of Dr Nzola Mahungu, IITA DRC Country Representative; Ir Augustin Kadima, delegate of USAID; Evariste Bushabu, General Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture; Clement Kandu, Coordinator of SENASEM

Workshop held on “Validation of the revised and harmonized standards for seed system in DRC”

IITA organized on 4 April a workshop on “Validation of the revised and harmonized standards for healthy cassava planting materials production, control, and certification,” within the framework of the project Action to control the Cassava Brown Streak in Democratic Republic of Congo (CBSD-DRC).

Picture of Dr Nzola Mahungu, Country Representative of IITA-DRC; Ir Augustin Kadima, delegate of USAID; Evariste Bushabu, General Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture; Clement Kandu, Coordinator of SENASEM, at the workshop on CBSD.

Workshop on ‘’Validation of the revised and harmonized standards for seed system in DRC’’

IITA organized a workshop on validation of the revised and harmonized standards for healthy cassava plant materials production, control, and certification.

Picture of Horn plantain variety ‘Ikpolo Noir’ found in DR Congo

Researchers develop new way to describe plantain diversity in DRC

Researchers studying the morphological (structure and form) diversity of plantain in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have developed an innovative way to describe plantain diversity using descriptors based on performance, grouping them into main, secondary, and rare descriptors.

Picture of Charlotte Sanginga (left) with Her Excellency, Minister Chantal Safou.

IITA Women’s Group meets with DR Congo Minister of Gender, Child and Family

IITA Women’s Group representative Charlotte Sanginga, accompanied by Valérie Tembo, President of IITA Women’s Group Kinshasa Station and member Michèle Kimpwene Sanginga, paid a courtesy visit to Her Excellency, Minister Chantal Safou and members of her cabinet in the ministerial office, Kinshasa on 5 February.

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