In 2012, GRET stepped up its agricultural development activities in DRC. In Boma, road infrastructures (roads, bridges, culverts) opened access to a high-potential agricultural zone, a necessary condition for development and the success of future support. In Katanga, a wealthy mining province where agriculture has largely been neglected, a new project plans the creation of 2,000 hectares of agroforest by 2017, for the benefit of 150 farming households and the Centre Promotionnel du Paysannat, a local association born from a very dynamic agricultural cooperative.
In a tense post-election year, GRET also finalized media support and democracy building projects in Katanga and Kasaï-Occidental Provinces.
Practitioners / NGOs / Consultancy Firms
Caritas Développement Boma, Centre Promotionnel du Paysannat (CPP), Nature+ (Belgium)
Professional Organizations, Groups, Farmers’ Organizations
Journalist Trainers’ Network, Journalists in Danger, Kananga Press Center.
Present since 1998.
Representative: Emmanuel Buovolo
Ecole Belge 946 Avenue Mulele, Kinshasa
GRET’s staff in DRC is composed of 11 people, 10 of whom working on two projects, 2 expatriate. The branch office is composed of one expatriate representative and one local employee.