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Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:00pm

USAID is proud to announce a new $23 million, five-year award: Feed the Future Democratic Republic of the Congo Value Chains activity. The goal is to increase household incomes and access to nutrient rich crops by linking 60,000 small-holder farmers in South Kivu to markets and suppliers. The activity will increase specialty coffee production and exports to increase farmer incomes, while also marketing nutritious crops such as beans to reduce malnutrition.

USAID/DRC Mission Director Christophe Tocco said, “Working hand in hand with the Congolese people, this new value chains activity will improve food security and give farmers and small businesses a viable legitimate income, supporting economic growth with the goal of establishing the foundation for a durable peace in eastern Congo.”