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The Congo Farmer Trust: Investing in Congolese Ingenuity

Posted on Feb 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The opportunity of Congo starts with the people.” – Baraka Kasali, Country Director, ECI Meet Emil Ntaminabare Batera. Emil is part of an exciting movement in eastern Congo – the revitalization of the region’s agricultural sector. Emil and his wife are coffee farmers in North Kivu, one of the world’s most fertile regions for coffee production. Every day they pick coffee beans, dry them, de-pulp them and prepare them for processing. It’s hard work, but thanks to ECI’s new program ­– The Congo Farmer Trust (CFT) &...

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Announcing ECI’s new Congo Farmer Trust

Posted on Oct 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

In 2017, ECI is launching the Congo Farmer Trust (CFT). Over the next five years, the Congo Farmer Trust (CFT) will invest $12.5M in eastern Congo, directly transforming the lives of more than 150,000 people and catalyzing the agriculture sector in eastern Congo for sustainable economic growth. Our Proven Model In 2012, ECI began a bold journey to revitalize the Congolese coffee and cocoa sectors, where two decades of instability had decreased production by 75%. ECI has since catalyzed the smallholder coffee and cocoa value chains in Eastern Congo by connecting smallhol...

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