Florence Bwiza Rutikanga,a well versed scholar on the subject of agricultural technologies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, has resolved to help her country eradicate food insecurity, malnutrition, and poverty by urging her government to employ such technologies.
Kalehe Territory in South-Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)suffers from food insecurity, malnutrition, and poverty because of many factors including climate change. Of the 26 Provinces in the DRC, South-Kivu Province leads with the highest proportion of stunted children under five at 53%. Within South-Kivu Province, Kalehe Territory leads in the prevalence of chronic malnutrition prevalence at 66%, far exceeding the provincial average of 53%. Endemic and chronic disease risks are likely to increase with climate change. These issues motivate the need to understand the role that the adoption of climate-smart agricultural technologies (CSAT) could play as potential remedies to build farmer’s resilience against climate change in Kalehe Territory of DRC.