Oxfam is an international confederation of 20 organizations working together with local partners and local communities in more than 90 countries.
One in three people in the world live in poverty. Oxfam is determined to change that by mobilizing citizen power against poverty.
Oxfam saves lives and help rebuild livelihoods in times of crisis. We also campaign for the voices of the poorest to influence the decisions that affect them locally and globally.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Oxfam conducts humanitarian and development projects in the most vulnerable communities. Oxfam works in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods, gender equality, protection and governance. Our emergency operations consist mainly of providing clean water and sanitation facilities to reduce the risk of an outbreak of diseases. As part of our development programs, we support farmer organizations and other cooperatives while intervening in climate change adaptation.
The Rural Agricultural Project for the conservation of the Salonga complex.
Working with communities to ensure equitable development Oxfam works with communities living around the Salonga National Park, encouraging the development of sustainable, income-generating livelihoods such as agricultural and forestry production. The development of sustainable socio-economic activities allows communities to reduce their reliance on park resources.
Oxfam supports the better organization of farmers to make them more resilient and help to improve the productivity of their crops. Following the establishment of pilot farms, Oxfam assist farmers in marketing agricultural products in the most important consumption centers and markets. The sustainable perennial (oil palm, rubber, cocoa, etc.) and food (cassava, groundnut, rice, etc.) sectors will be relaunched to allow new job opportunities in collaboration with the private sector.
Oxfam also strengthens the capacity of farmers’ organizations to influence state institutions and the private sector to better implement agricultural policy.
Oxfam’s approach emphasizes the inclusion of indigenous communities and we place special emphasis on women’s rights as well as legal aspects, transparent management and good governance. Behavior change will be a long-term activity carried out by the communities themselves, who are supported to become the first guardians of their environment.