Trading Conflict for Coffee in DR Congo's North Kivu

While coffee production has plummeted in the last three decades, one entrepreneur is hoping to revive the industry and lure young men from joining militias.
  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Trading Conflict for Coffee in DRC

    UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 8 May 2013

    Entrepreneur Gilbert Makelele wants armed groups in his part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to wake up and smell the more »

Militiaman with a farmer at a coffee plantation near Kalonge, on the borders of Masisi and Walikale territories in North Kivu.

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  SOPACDI Victim of Conflict in Eastern Congo

    Fairtrade Africa, 6 March 2013

    During the invasion of M23 rebels in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the end of 2012, members of SOPACDI, a Fairtrade coffee producer in the region,... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Fresh Start for Coffee Producers

    Inter Press Service, 8 August 2011

    Long years of civil war and instability set off a crippling decline in coffee production in the Democratic Republic of Congo: the country's output in 2010 was less than a tenth the... read more »