Democratic Republic of Congo - Project to Support the Development of Agricultural Value Chains in Six Provinces in DRC (PADCA-6P)


Project Summary

Approval Date 28 May 2019
Signature Date 13 Jun 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 20,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Agricultural Value Chains Development Support Project in six provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (PADCA-6P) aims to sustainably improve food and nutrition security and increase the incomes of the target population. It’s designed in a context characterized by a food deficit estimated between 20 and 30% (depending on the region). It will be implemented over a five-year period (2019-2024) for a total cost of UA 22.153 million in the provinces of Kwilu, Kasaï, Haut Iomami, Iomami, Maniema, and Tshopo. The project design is based on the value chain approach and takes into account the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) programme initiative which aims to contribute significantly to: (i) increasing agricultural productivity and production by identifying and disseminating appropriate farming technologies; (ii) conducting training and extension campaigns for the adoption of good farming practices through the effective provision of technologies to farmers; and (iii) promoting a plant sub-sector development policy. The project will comprise the following three components: (1) Plant Sub-sector Development; (2) Institutional Support, Improvement of Governance and Capacity Building; as well as (3) Project Coordination, Management and Monitoring and Evaluation.

Project Objectives

The project’s sector objective is to contribute to sustainably improving food and nutrition security. It specific objective is to improve agricultural production by: (i) increasing the productivity of the growth sub-sectors, namely cassava, maize, bean/cowpeas, and rice; (ii) building the capacity of stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of investments in value chains; and (iii) promoting youth and women’s entrepreneurship.

Beneficiaries

Near 1,768,825 rural households, including 60% of women, will benefit directly from the project. Given that the average size of a household is about six (6) people, 10.612.950 people will therefore benefit directly from the project. The benefits will take several forms, including capacity building in the use of modern farming techniques, innovations and good farming practices. Besides the rural households that will benefit directly from the project, about 3,353,650 households would benefit indirectly from the project through the dissemination of farming technologies, innovations and good practices among the direct project beneficiaries.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Implementing
GOUVERNEMENT DE REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO MINISTERE DES FINANCES BUDGET

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-A00-007
Last Update 25 Jul 2019

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Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the