RECA BIO

About RECABIO

People should recognize organic farming as an effective strategy to reduce greenhouse gases and sequester carbon Farmers should be helped to adapt to climate change by promoting organic farming.
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RECABIO is a non-governmental organization with legal personality NJUST/SG/20/2403/2020 through its acknowledgment of receipt N0 F.92/38.806 of August 20, 2020, “the Congolese organic farming network RECABIO in acronym is a non-profit organization under Congolese law. It implements projects and programs for food and agro-ecological resilience through the promotion of organic agriculture in its holistic sense of ecological, economic and social sustainability, RECABIO supports some of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including:

  • Ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture;
  • Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being of all ages;
  • Ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all;
  • Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts;
  • Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns;
  • Protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss;

 

Vision of RECABIO

Resilient and dynamic ecological and organic farming system for improved food and nutrition security and sustainable development in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mssion of RECABIO

Spread ecologically and biologically sound strategies and practices among diverse stakeholders through capacity development, scientific innovations, market participation, outreach and communication, effective coordination, networking and partnership.

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RECABIO objectives

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Food that is free from harmful chemical residues, healthy, and safe for consumption.

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RECABIO promotes the use of natural fertilizers and pest control methods, which minimize environmental pollution and reduce the risk of soil and water contamination.

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Encourage the use of diverse crop rotations, inter cropping, and companion planting to promote natural pest control and soil health

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Involving small-scale farmers who rely on their land for their livelihoods. By supporting local communities, organic agriculture contributes to rural development and helps to improve the standard of living for farmers.

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We promote the conservation of natural resources such as soil, water, and energy by using sustainable farming practices.

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RECABIO advocates for the humane treatment of animals, including the use of free-range and pasture-based systems for livestock

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RECABIO as a national Umbrella of organic farming seeks to ensure fair prices for farmers and farm workers, promoting equitable trade and social justice

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Aims to promote a sustainable, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible farming system that supports the health of people, animals, and the planet.

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RECABIO was created in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo on November 05, 2019 by a group of agricultural engineers who are researchers in agroecology after they noticed the following: While wealthy regions and social classes are fighting against the production excess consumption and excess consumption, nearly one-fifth of the world’s population lives in a state of constant undernourishment.

In many regions, subsistence production of staple foods is constrained by lack of access to capital, land and water. one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are to be found more in social, economic and political conditions than in issues of productive capacity. The main solutions to food security problems will therefore be found in social, economic and political improvements.

Nevertheless, the demand for food will increase in the future, and choices about production methods also influence access to food, so there are reasons why production issues need to be addressed. This dossier highlights the relevance of organic farming to achieve food security.

The founders of RECABIO consider it very relevant but also urgent to act differently in order to get the Congolese populations living in agricultural areas out of this grip of conventional agriculture with all its harmful effects on ecosystems. and on human health. Then, the founding team of RECABIO deplores the dramatic situation of inaction, despair and loss of arable land, climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution of groundwater in Congolese agricultural environments.

  

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We Leverage  on the power of partnerships and working together, you too can partner with us to promote organic farming in the DRC and beyond by checking our our strategic plan below for the coming years ahead. 

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