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Family farming and Agribusiness are key to poverty reduction in Africa, says UN rural development agency

Rome, 12 May 2014 – The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo are holding a forum for West and Central Africa from 13 to 16 May in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, to review lessons learned from IFAD-funded projects in the region.
Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Jean Chrisostome Vahamwiti Mukesyayira of the Democratic Republic of Congo will speak at the opening of the four-day conference, along with IFAD’s regional director for West and Central Africa, Ides de Willebois.

“The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has organized and set the agenda for this forum, showing how Africa’s governments are taking the lead in efforts to accelerate rural development and expand food production throughout the region," de Willebois said.

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