Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Cultivating-the-Ground-in-Congo-27MZIFVNFLN.htmlConceptually similarWoman Cleaning VegetablesGP0XQLCompleted★★★★Cultivating the Ground in CongoGP0A5HCompleted★★★★Woman Cleaning VegetablesGP01E30Completed★★★★Children at School in CongoGP01BLICompleted★★★★Woman Cleaning VegetablesGP0131RCompleted★★★★Woman and Baby in ByangalaGP0FDOCompleted★★★★Woman in ByangalaGP01F3ICompleted★★★★Congolese Woman BathingGP015ZFCompleted★★★★Woman Gathering VegetablesGP0NW6Completed★★★★View AllGP0414Cultivating the Ground in CongoWomen and children work to cultivate the ground. People in the village live almost entirely from products they find or grow. The World Bank and other donors view logging as a way to alleviate poverty and promote economic development. Expansion of logging into remaining areas of intact forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will destroy globally critical carbon reserves and impact biodiversity. Approximately 40 million people in the DRC depend on the rainforest for their basic needs, such as medicine, food or shelter.Locations:Africa-Byangala-Central Africa-Democratic Republic of the CongoDate:19 Oct, 2006Credit:© Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph StokMaximum size:4368px X 2912pxRestrictions:NO FUNDRAISINGKeywords:Agricultural land-Agriculture-Children-Day-Forests (campaign title)-Full length-Indigenous People-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Native Africans-Outdoors-Portraits-Three people-WomenShoot:Democratic Republic Congo Forests Documentation 2006The second largest rainforest in the world sits in the Congo basin of Africa. About half of this forest, still largely intact, lies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and supports more species of birds and mammals than any other African region. The rainforests are also critical for its human inhabitants, who depend upon the rainforests to provide essential food, medicine, and other non-timber products, along with energy and building materials. The World Bank and other donors view logging as a way to alleviate poverty and promote economic development. In reality, expansion of logging into remaining areas of intact forests in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will destroy globally critical carbon reserves and impact biodiversity. Beyond environmental impacts, logging in the region exacerbates poverty and leads to social conflicts.