Institution

Agriculture Association for Development

Acronym/Acronyme : AGAD
Description : Agriculture Association for Development is a local NGO operating in Kinshasa which is into farmer training and intensive agriculture. It was established in 2007. It has trained more than 2 000 farmers, set up five big farmers’ framework and greens production trading. It is managed by a Management Steering Committee. Agriculture Association for Development has partnerships with other non research stake holders. These are with, 1. Centre d'echanges pour des Reformes Juridiques et Institutionnelles (CERJI), based in Kinshasa/DRC for 2 years. 2. Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock Ministry, based in Kinshasa/DRC for 2 years. 3. Fédération Nationale d'Agriculteurs (FENAGRI), based in Kinshasa/DRC for 1 year. 4. AFRICA INVEST, based in Congo Brazzaville, for 3 years. Lessons learnt from partnerships are 1. Experiences sharing, 2. advocating for development, 3. organization of joint workshops and farmers trainings, 4. knowledge sharing and 5. Joint activities in the fields (plantations). Partnerships with research stake holders are with, 1. Université de Kinshasa (UNIKIN), based in Kinshasa/DRC for 2 years 2. Institut National des Etudes et recherches Agronomiques (INERA) based in Kinshasa/DRC for a few months. 3. Université de Tshikapa, based in Kasaï/DRC for one year. 4. Scientific Researches Ministry based in Kinshasa/DRC for a few months. Lessons learnt from partnerships above are, 1. Experiences sharing, 2. advocating for development, 3. Organization of joint workshops and farmers trainings, 4. knowledge sharing and 5. joint activities in the fields (plantations). All partnerships are considered innovative because they help us develop ourselves and improve our skills. They were challenges in managing the mentioned partnerships. These challenges were due to the fact that some partners found it difficult to accept our approaches and methodology. The other challenges were related to the lack of financial means. Challenges were mitigated by meeting with partners and exchanging on our views and by exchanging methodological documentation. Areas of interest in future partnerships for Agriculture Association for Development would be in agriculture and farmers trainings in the whole of DRC. Agriculture Association for Development would be interested in participating in PAEPARD project. The Association would share case studies of partnerships with PAEPARD for example (success and failure case studies) connected to the Ministry of research in DRC) The PAEPARD initiative relevant for the African region in terms of development. It helps to fight the hunger in Africa with modern methods and it seems to have good ambition in terms of local partners’ capacity

Physical address/Adresse physique

Street/Rue : 1ère Rue, Limete-Médiathèque
Street/Rue : Francophone de la Funa
Town/Ville : Kinshasa
Country/Pays : Democratic Republic of Congo
Phone/Téléphone : 243,998,173,231

Postal address/Adresse postale

Street/Rue :
Town/Ville : Kinshasa
Country/Pays : Democratic Republic of Congo

Responsible/Responsable

Details for Head of Institution/Détail responsable
Details for Contact Person/Personne à contacter
Name/Nom : MANITU MATONTO Jerry : National Coordinator

Institution detail and legal status/Detail institution et statut légal

Year of establishment/Année de creation : 2007

Domains

Mandat : National
ARD Themes/RDA Themes : Plant production/Production végétale, Animal production/Production animale, Aquaculture & fishery/Pêche et aquaculture, Forestry/Forêts, Soil/Sols, Water/Eau, Environment/Environnement, Farming systems/Systèmes agricoles, Technology & Engineering/Technologie et ingénierie, Food technology & human nutrition/Technologie alimentaire et nutrition humaine, Socioeconomics/Socioéconomie
Activities / Activités : Training/Formation