Democratic Republic of the Congo

Family farming in DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world with the largest inequalities between men and women. Yet, the country has very abundant natural resources: soil type, forests, natural gas and even oil.

Although 65% of the population is rural and practices mainly family subsistence farming, the national agricultural policy does not see family farming as a driver of development and family farming does not receive public or private investments. Instead of favouring local agricultural development, the government turns to massive food imports. 


SOS Faim’s action in DRC

SOS Faim has supported family farming in the DRC since the early 1980s in order to fight rural poverty and food insecurity. We work mainly with farmers’ organisations and their federation as well as with a local development NGO. We support national-level actions as part of the Alliance AgriCongo and province-level actions (in Kivu and Lower-Congo).

SOS Faim supports three local partners

                                                   This support benefits 36,000 farmers

SOS Faim invested €377,405 in 2014 to fight hunger in DRC

Our partners in DRC


Farmers’ organisations

  • CONAPAC – Confédération Nationale de Producteurs Agricoles du Congo 
  • FOPAKO – Force Paysanne du Kongo Central

Development NGO

  • CENADEP – Centre National d’Appui au Développement et à la Participation Populaire 

Other partners supported by SOS Faim Luxembourg 

  • GAMF
  • TGD
  • FOPAK Sud Kivu