Congolese dairy farmer Alex Kasole supplies his "Masisi Gouda" to supermarkets and large restaurants from Goma in the east to the distant capital, Kinshasa, in the west of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Swiss cattle breeds adapt well to the climate...
.... In the Congolese mountains.
At left, the Masisi Gouda from the dairy farm run in the mountains of the Eastern Congo by, right, Alex Kasole.
Congo-Kinshasa: Getting a Grip On Food Security in DR Congo
IPS, 23 August 2012
The Association for Integrated Rural Development is one of a number of rural organisations on the periphery of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, which are… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Mechanisation Fails for Farmers
IPS, 20 August 2012
Mechanisation was expected to transform agriculture in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central province of East Kasaï. But a project to offer tractors for ploughing land… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: How an Entrepreneur Turns Old Mangoes Into Money
RNW Africa, 9 June 2012
Many often dream of a job. Others create their own opportunities. Standing before the sad cemeteries of rotting mangoes in the Bas-Congo region, Gratitude Ntonda Mandiangu decided… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Efforts Under Way to Rehabilitate Agriculture Sector
allAfrica, 15 May 2012
The United Nations Development Programme's Africa Human Development Report 2012 released today said the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has the potential to become sub-Saharan… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Cassava Farmers Reap Rewards From New Methods
IPS, 25 April 2012
Farmers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are embracing a new variety of cassava which, in combination with improved agricultural techniques, easily outperforms yields from other… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: IFAD Extends Grant Funding to the DRC to Boost Food Security
IFAD, 9 November 2012
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide a US$68.4 million grant to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to improve the productivity and incomes of… Read more »
Congo-Kinshasa: Fresh Start for Coffee Producers
IPS, 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 »
Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Farmers Welcome Support
IPS, 13 August 2010
Farmers in the southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo are looking forward to increased production after 16 tractors and 200 ox-drawn carts were distributed across three regions… Read more »