CRAFOD is a local NGO that assists small producers in the region and manages a network of warehouses aimed at optimising the aggregation and commercialisation of agricultural products.

Purpose of the patnership

In 2018 ÉLAN launched an intervention in Kimpese, Kongo-Central, to improve the aggregation and the shipment of agricultural products to Kinshasa through the implementation of a new logistics platform. ÉLAN RDC has worked with CRAFOD to help them better coordinate the aggregation of agricultural products and with the preparation of post-harvest best practice training sessions for villages surrounding Kimpese, to ensure higher quality agricultural products are shipped. ÉLAN RDC has also connected CRAFOD with traders’ associations in some markets in Kinshasa, which should help them diversify their customer base helping to ensure the commercial sustainability of the model.