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Democratic Republic of the Congo fileadmin/user_upload/emergencies/img/large_AwtF87LQ.jpeg FAO and Belgium support farming households affected by the volcanic eruption in Goma
 - 29/06/2021 - The eruption of Nyiragongo volcano in Goma worsened the food insecurity of populations already affected by the upsurge in violence, climatic hazards and epidemics, generating high chronic needs. On May 22, ...read more

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Germany contributes EUR 50 million to strengthen resilience in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 04/03/2020 - The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the German Development Bank KfW, has contributed EUR 50 million ($54 million) to a resilience building programme to be ...read more
Strengthening good agricultural practices to boost production
 - 15/03/2019 - In the village of Kasheke, located near Lake Kivu in the province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rachel Akonkwa goes to the community field of ...read more
Launch of a cattle vaccination campaign against symptomatic anthrax
 - 20/02/2019 - FAO, in partnership with the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, has launched a cattle vaccination campaign in the provinces of Kwilu and Kwango in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ...read more
In 2019 FAO aims to provide 32 million people with livelihoods support to keep them on their feet
 - 11/02/2019 - As global hunger numbers have continued to rise driven by the proliferation of conflicts and climate-related shocks, FAO is seeking $940 million to save the lives and livelihoods of some ...read more
Investing in healthy and diversified diets to address malnutrition
 - 14/12/2018 - Deep in the equatorial forest of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Iyenze family grows fresh vegetables in their garden. Georgette, mother of eight, prepares porridge made from maize, ...read more
Support the resumption of agricultural production in the Kasai region through seed fairs
 - 11/12/2018 - Ngalula Kalombo, a widow and mother of three, returns from the Beya-Bwanga seed fair with a basket of maize and cowpea seeds. Soon, she will be able to cook porridges ...read more
Youth employment to improve eating habits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 09/11/2018 - Like many young people in Sankuru province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Paul Tshisapa was struggling to find a decent job. Difficult access to markets, poor state of ...read more
Working together to promote peace
 - 19/06/2018 - A few months ago, it would have been impossible to imagine a woman from the Twa community visiting predominantly Bantu villages to talk about peace. According to a long-held belief ...read more
WFP-FAO launch innovative German-funded project to support peace and rebuild lives in post-conflict areas of eastern DR Congo
 - 19/04/2018 - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are launching an innovative joint project to rebuild livelihoods shattered by conflict ...read more
Stopping avian influenza at source in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
 - 12/04/2018 - Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza were confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in June 2017. Rapid deployment of specialist equipment and resources from FAO’s emergency equipment stockpile ...read more
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