DRC shifting focus from mining to agriculture
4 August 2015 Last updated at 17:38 BST
Mining is the backbone of the DR Congo’s economy and the south-east province of Katanga holds enormous deposits of precious minerals – including copper, cobalt and uranium.
But as minerals prices plunge, investing in agriculture is now seen as the key to reducing poverty in one of the world’s least developed nations.
Kennedy Gondwe reports from Lubumbashi: