The Kingabwa Rice Intensification Projet is a three year project with the goal to improve the level of food security and living standards of people who cultivate rice in the Pool Malebo area of Kinshasa by a quantitative and qualitative increase in rice production, through the development of the Kingabwa perimeter. The project has three objectives: 1) expand area of irrigable rice farms and other high value crops; 2) create market linkages for smallholder farmers and producer groups; 3) train farmers in irrigation technology, seed multiplication, and improved logistical and processing methods. The availability of locally produced rice will reduce dependence of the urban dwellers in Kinshasa on imported rice and hence increase Food Security in Kinshasa. USAID, Winrock International, Bralima Foundation, and Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) are the primary funding partners for the initiative.
|Location||Congo, The Democratic Republic of, West Africa|