LOCATION

DRC – Bas-Congo

LOCAL PARTNER

CECFOR (Congolese Center for Culture, Training and Development)

PROJECT LAUNCH

2012

I had abandoned school because of family difficulties since we moved. I came to the FFS to learn about livestock; today I realise that it’s also important to have several sources of income, so I like to discover new subjects at the FFS. Because of the alternating timetable, I have time for my own activities. This enables me to pay my own school fees! I reckon that I’ll be able to do well on my own after three years of training.

BIENVENU NLOMBI KONKU

Student of the Ngeba FFS since October 2012

Family Farm Schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

2017 results:

  • 51 young people trained in farming and breeding techniques (1 to 3-year course) in 2016-2017.
  • 38 agricultural entrepreneurs and parents trained in innovative farming techniques (1/2 to 1-day modular training).

Indirect beneficiaries:

  • Students’ families’ standard of living improves, increasing their revenues thanks to knowledge transfer of the new methods and techniques their children have learned.
  • Current andd future employers (business, co-ops etc.) benefit from the technical and management qualifications of their employees.