Welcome to the Website of FMU:
A Congolese Integrated Agro-Pastoral Farm based in Kawizi-Uvira in South Kivu that seeks Sustainable Solutions for Ending Hunger and Malnutrition in the Region.
While we gratefully acknowledge the humanitarian assistance provided by the international community since the outbreak of armed conflicts in 1996, we can not simply rely indefinitely on imported food aid.
FMU is an integrated agropastoral farm created in response to the need for new strategy for eradicating hunger and malnutrition in eastern Congo. The farm is located in Kawizi -Uvira in South Kivu Province, approximately 124 km from Bukavu (province capital of South Kivu), a few kilometers from Ruzizi River, extreme north end of Lake Tanganyika & 25 Km from Bujumbura, capital city of Burundi.
The idea of creating an integrated agro pastoral farm in Territory of Uvira grew out of concerns that years of massive internal displacement coupled with forced migration due to uncontrollable insecurity, sexual violence against women, and endless war conflicts appear to be dragging people into terrible conditions of hunger and malnourishment.The combination of all of these factors continues to force people in rural areas to not only flee their homes but also abandon their agricultural and pastoral activities. For that reason, food prices are increasingly higher than other places. Often people eat a single meal a day.
The desperation and misery experienced by growing people in the territory of Uvira compelled us to make this effort
Our mission is to provide sustainable solutions for ending hunger and malnutrition in the territory of Uvira
The specific project objectives are to:
(a) Make food more accessible to those most in need;
(b) Increase farmers’ income;
(c) Improve soil conservation and productivity