At the AgriBusiness Forum in Kinshasa, government and economic players from the Democratic Republic of the Congo emphasized the urgent need to exploit the country’s agricultural potential in order to meet the challenge of food insecurity.
With a territory four times the size of France, agricultural production potential capable of feeding a quarter of the world’s population, climatic diversity, freshwater reserves and hydroelectric potential, it’s clear that the Democratic Republic of the Congo has major assets.
But these assets pale into insignificance in the face of food insecurity. It affects 27 million people, and every year the country spends billions of dollars on food imports.
So how can all this be resolved? That was the question being discussed at the AgriBusiness Forum in Kinshasa.