Regenerative farming and Smart Agriculture: Climate-Resilient Food Systems
We work in the D.R.Congo to bring local farmers work in cooperatives, mitigating the cycle of poverty, starvation and climate change while promoting access to clean Energy and Resilient Food Systems with commitment to tackling the dual challenge of increasing food production and protecting natural resources and the environment.
We produce, process and do research that helps to building equitable, inclusive and sustainable food systems in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our work develops resilience among communities severely affected by starvation and climate change.
Result of using organic fertilizers and sustainable tillage practices.
Training community-women on Regenerative farming and Solar cooking
Knowledge is power
SmallHolder Farmers generate jobs and food for the community
We develop a sustainable farming and permaculture using renewable-energy technologies and permaculture design techniques. We teach farmers, that there is no waste in nature, only reuse and recycling in countless symbiotic relationships between sun, air, soil, water, plants and animals and that is how farming should be. We show and teach our farmers that we are able to produce our food locally and sell it to our communities instead of importing food from abroad which is grown using much chemicals,… And that we have the technologies and the knowledge to find and implement the regenerative farming and develop a more productive and sustainable farming industry in Democratic Republic of Congo and all over Africa. We ensure that rural farmers have access to Healthy soil and seeds, Renewable Energy, and sustainable food transportation and storing.
NFI team is on ground to identify the most pressing challenges that farmers in Kamanyola face daily.
Quality seeds & tillage practices
Our Farmers have access to affordable quality seeds, germination rate and free from seed-borne diseases. They are trained on how to use their phones on accurate local weather forecast to determine right time of sowing. They are trained on how to do quality seedbed to ensure good growth of the root system, water retention and fertility.
Tillage practices demonstration
Our farmer participants learn about the right combination of tillage practices and row spacing to optimize spatial distribution and plant growth, by maximizing sunlight, soil water use efficiency, nutrients and grain yield in a sustainable way.
Soil tillage practices
Orange, lemon and other saplings
Compost and manure production and Biochar utilization boost the yield. Soil treatment provides the right amount of nutrients and moisture for plant growth. Organic fertilizer prevents and controls diseases and pests in cost effective manner. Integrated Pest Management replaces pesticide.
Innovative irrigation practices
We do innovative irrigation practices—where water is available from streams (small) dams or shallow wells— enhances water efficiencies. This helps to gain economic advantages, while also reducing environmental burdens. Farmers need means and incentives to know crop’s water use, actual irrigation applications, and crop’s yield response to different water management practices and thus current on-farm water-efficiency levels.
Our farmer partners plant food forest in their farmlands for economic and ecology profit.
Banana, maize and Oranges
Coffee, mangoes, palms,...
Maize and fruits near a jungle
Innovations around food processing
Innovations that focus on the harvest, innovations around food processing such as heating, removing water, removing heat, preventing enzyme and microbial activity and excluding air, light, moisture, micro-organisms and pests to preserving food at village level.
Renewable Energy that plays a big role in processing food in a sustainable way.
Small viable business enterprises, agri-processors, transport services and similar activities along the food production chain as a result of increased agricultural practices in rural areas are crucial for generating employment and income opportunities and, thereby, enhancing the demand for farm produce.