According to the International Food Policy Research Institute, about 70 percent of the DRC population lacks access to an adequate food supply. Further, the World Health Organization has declared that the rate of chronic malnutrition in the country to be ‘critical’ among children under five. Those two organizations also noted that in sub-Saharan Africa, GDP growth generated by agriculture is by far the most effective route to reducing poverty — 11 times more so than GDP growth in any other sector. Kitoko can be a solution to the DRC’s problems of malnutrition and food security while at the same time lifting the farm’s workers out of poverty. With social, agricultural, educational and financial components, Kitoko is a pioneering project for private investment in international food security efforts in Africa. It is designed to be commercially viable, environmentally sustainable, and easily adaptable to other communities in Africa and the developing world.