Eating fruits and vegetables is beneficial for human health, according to scientists

By Badylon Kawanda Bakiman Several scientists around the world have conducted methodical and thorough research in order to unearth the values of fruits and vegetables regarding human health. Indeed, in several countries around the world, agricultural work facilitates access to fruits and vegetables without major difficulties. It is curious to note that a lot of people are unaware of the value of these fruits and vegetables in their organisms. For example, in the town of Kikwit, an economic and political bastion of the province of Kwilu in the south-west of…

La consommation des fruits et légumes est bénéfique pour la santé humaine, selon les scientifiques

Badylon Kawanda Bakiman Plusieurs scientifiques à travers le monde ont mené des recherches méthodiques et approfondies afin de dénicher les valeurs des fruits et légumes concernant la santé humaine. En effet, dans plusieurs pays du globe les travaux de l’agriculture facilitent l’accès aux fruits et légumes sans difficultés majeures. Il est curieux de constater que pas mal de gens ignorent la valeur  de ces fruits et légumes dans leurs organismes. Par exemple dans la ville de Kikwit, bastion économico-politique de la province du Kwilu dans le sud-ouest de la République…

DR Congo: Farmers in Bandundu city and surroundings transform sorrel into juice

By Badylon Kawanda Bakiman For more than three years, the peasants of Bandundu-ville, capital of the province of Kwilu and those of the surroundings, in the south-west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have devoted themselves to transforming sorrel using a technology appropriate that they have learned. It is especially the peasants who evolve in the field of market gardening. They are gradually improving their family economies through the sale of locally made juices. According to scientists and researchers, on the nutritional side, sorrel is remarkable in particular thanks…

RD Congo : Les paysans de Bandundu-ville et environs transforment l’oseille en jus

Depuis plus de trois ans, les paysans de Bandundu-ville, chef-lieu de la province du Kwilu et ceux des alentours, dans le sud-ouest de la République démocratique du Congo, s’adonnent à transformer l’oseille grâce à une technologie appropriée qu’ils ont apprise. Ce sont surtout les paysans qui évoluent dans le domaine de maraichage. Ils améliorent petit à petit leurs économies familiales grâce à la vente des jus fabriqués localement. Selon les scientifiques et chercheurs, du côté nutrition, l’oseille est remarquable notamment grâce à son pouvoir antioxydant et à sa teneur en vitamines et…

DR Congo: The Festivities of The Silver Jubilee of ”Tomisa Radio” Will Finally Take Place From 7 to 10 October 2021 in Kikwit

“Radio Tomisa, Ngoma ya Kikwit, should celebrate its 25 years of activities on September 23, 2021, the official date of its genesis. Finally, this radio will celebrate with all its listeners the silver jubilee from 7 to 10 October this year”: It is in these terms that Arsène Ngondo, vice-president of the organizing committee appointed by Bishop Timothée Bodika of Kikwit, announced the new date relating to the silver jubilee of the first community radio of the province of Grand Bandundu. This announcement was made last Sunday, September 19, during…

DR Congo: The drink ”Lotoko”, false remedy, but real poison

By Badylon Kawanda Bakiman  More people in Kikwit, an economic town, Kwilu province, in the southwest of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), often take the drink “Lotoko”, a powerful traditional alcohol, under the pretext of curing certain diseases. But this, according to doctors, is a real poison that harms human health. Jean Mulaka, 42, is a consumer of ‘lokoto’, this powerful traditional alcohol. Very thin and suffering from rheumatism, hypertension and cirrhosis of the liver, he intends to cure his many ailments by taking this drink. “I often take…

Africa: A lack of basic agricultural data is holding African countries back

Low-income countries are limited by gaping holes in agricultural and rural data that could inform planning, budgeting and policy making in this vital sector. $957 billion. That has just been confirmed by the UN as the average amount that low- and lower-middle-income countries invest annually in agriculture. So, if agriculture accounts for more than 25% of GDP in some developing countries, employs 63% of the world’s poor people and has the potential to improve food security for 80% of them, then why hasn’t this investment translated into stronger economies and better…

Young people in agribusiness activities /Rodrigue S. Kaki : ‘’African countries and other partners can make agricultural credits accessible’’

Young people actions in agribusiness is necessary about food security. Rodrigue S. Kaki, an agricultural economist based in Benin (West Africa),              has investigated the predictors of agribusiness entrepreneurial intentions amongst undergraduate agricultural students in the Republic of Benin. He answers to the NBW’s questions. News Blog World : What is the title of your study? Rodrigue Kaki: Undergraduate students’ willingness to start own agribusiness venture after graduation in Bénin NBW : Why did you choose undergraduate agricultural student about your research? What did you notice? RK: My research focuses on…

Africa: IITA Advocates for Youth Commitment and Engagement to Enhance Food and Nutrition Security

By Badylon Kawanda Bakiman Since several years, The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), a non-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, strives, among its activities, to increase food and nutrition security. The goal achievement calls for youth commitment and engagement that become more than important. The news has been discovered during a virtual training for intermediaries that took place from 19 to 24 October 2020. The event was organized by ‘’Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and…

Monde : Où se cachent les 200 laboratoires biologiques américains au service des objectifs militaires dans le monde ?

Les États-Unis ont installé plus de 200 laboratoires biologiques militaires dans le monde, dont plus de 30 ont été exposés, et les restes se cachent dans des lieux inconnus, peut-être pas loin de chez vous. Pour quelle raison les États-Unis ont-ils besoin d’autant de laboratoires biologiques ? Virus et microbes létaux ? Centre de recherche Lugar, en Géorgie Le centre pourrait effectuer des « tests létaux ». Dès l’année 2018, la Géorgie a exhorté les États-Unis de lancer des enquêtes contre ce centre. Des dizaines d’agents biologiques mortels tels que…