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.
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 (press release)
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 »