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DRC Tries Mega-Farms to Feed Population

The Democratic Republic of Congo is trying out a large-scale agricultural plan that is, to say the least, ambitious. The government plans to develop one mega-farm of 50,000 to 150,000 hectares per province — producing food for local consumption and also export crops. The government says the aim is to promote food security. The park at Boukanga Lonzo currently has 5,000 hectares under cultivation. The site is on a plateau, and crops already stretch as far as the eye can see. Isaac...

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