Sustainability of agricultural project achievements in rural Isangi territory, DR Congo: Search for explanatory factors
This study started from the hypothesis according to which, the acquirements of the agricultural projects in farming environment can only be lasting if the organizations of the agricultural producers created or restructured are strong in institutional and organizational capacity. The results of the survey showed that on the 99 created organizations or restructured by the agricultural projects, 47 are more or less active, which is a rate of durability of 47.5 %. Of these organizations, 85.1 % rather have a weak institutional and organizational capacity with unlikely durability and 14.9 % are more or less in the middle level with a likely durability. The majority of these organizations have neither a development vision nor the mind set of entrepreneurship (professionalization) and behave as mutual associations with as main objective the social help of members. The durability of the acquirements targeted by the projects is influenced meaningfully by the capacity of the organization and less by the implication of the state-controlled Services. More the capacity of the organization is strong, more his/her/its durability is and vice versa very likely, if the capacity is weak, the durability is unlikely. The democratic leadership and the efficient and innovating cognitive capacity of the controlling team are the determining factors of the capacity of an organization of agricultural producers.
Keywords: durability, agricultural project, organization of the agricultural producers, capacity, organizational and institutional