Empowerment through Nutrition-sensitive, Inclusive & Resilient Agricultural & Rural Entrepreneurship (AVENIR) aims to contribute to the reduction of rural poverty and the improvement of the nutrition of rural populations through the involvement of women and young people in agricultural and rural entrepreneurship in the provinces surrounding Kinshasa. It focuses on opening up production basins towards Kinshasa whose demand for agricultural products, particularly food products, offers immense outlets. It aims to reach 500,000 households, impacting 2.6 million people including at least 50% women, 50% young people and 5% of people living with a disability and 0.5% of indigenous people.
AVENIR has four main components:
Component 1: Transformation of family farming. It aims to achieve development and sustainable management of lands, improve productivity and transformation of family farming production systems, and improve family nutrition security and support for women’s empowerment.
Component 2: Inclusive agricultural and rural entrepreneurship. It aims to provide management consulting services to agricultural and rural businesses, improve the conditions for access to rural finance, and support for entrepreneurship investment in the production, processing, marketing and services sectors.
Component 3: Opening up territorial markets. It aims to rehabilitate, manage and management the economic infrastructure.
Component 4: Project management and coordination.