Farmers’ Dialogue in Congo continues with its work! Alphonse Bisusa, president of FD - DR Congo was the main speaker at a Farmers’ training day (1st of June) in Bukavu, organized by the Kitumaini Association, attended by 40 people – mainly women – and run in the local language Mashi.
Theme of the day: Social Economy and Solidarity to reduce Poverty and Hunger
Aim: To help Farmers to get out of poverty through their own means.
The participants have underlined the importance of local associations, which enable them to share experiences, gain new knowledge, help each other and avoid isolation.
The result: Farmers understanding they can reduce their poverty by implementing on their farm what they learn in the meetings and what they see on the association demonstration plots. After groups meetings, a string was passed joining all participants as a sign of the unity and the solidarity which are needed for development. As a conclusion, they have been encouraged, not only to spread what they learnt, but also to implement it on their own farm, in order to reduce poverty and hunger, in the families, the villages, the province, the country and the world.
A network of farmers committed to produce the food needed, to care for natural resources and to be a responsible partner in the policy-decision processes about the future of agriculture.
Exchanges of experiences between farmers - Farm visits and Dialogues - Mobilisation of an international network of grassroots farmers.
The world relies on Agriculture to be fed, to eradicate poverty and to protect environment. Farmers can create hope and vision, bring solutions and act on the changes needed personally and globally.