02-01-2020 | di COOPI
DRC, Djugu. Agricultural inputs for 6,700 beneficiaries
Since July 2018, repeated clashes between local communities and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the Djugu territory, have resulted in the displacement of 900,000 people, the destruction of infrastructure, such as schools and hospitals, and the loss of livelihoods.
To recover 14,000 people from the food crisis, COOPI is acting together with the United Nations Common Humanitarian Fund, ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) and PPSSP (Programme de Promotion de Soins de Santé Primaires).
In Lokema and Aboro areas, between November and December 2019, COOPI intervened to provide 6,700 people with agricultural inputs and allocated four hectares of fields for sowing six tons of seeds, thus helping communities recovering from the missed agricultural season.
Subsequently, COOPI started building two community barns for the conservation of community stocks and the management of agricultural products, to resume field crop activities for 2020.
Finally, COOPI is focusing on the participatory approach to strengthen the resilience of the communities – in this respect, 1,292 people were trained in germination, hoeing, weeding, reforestation and field preparation techniques.
Thanks to the Common Humanitarian Fund, from May 2019 until April 2020, COOPI implements the project entitled "Multisectoral assistance for strengthening community resilience and social cohesion (protection) for the benefit of populations affected by the crisis in the Fataki-Rethy-Linga-Jiba Triangle, Djugu territory" to support 14,000 beneficiaries.