Democratic Republic of Congo - Emergency Food Production Project (PURPA)

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Jul 2022
Signature Date 03 Oct 2022
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2026
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Mar 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 10,000,000
Status Approved

Project General Description

This intervention concerns the Emergency Food Production Project (PURPA). It’s designed in response to the persistent food insecurity attributable to various factors, including the instability in the east of the country (over 5 million displaced people) and the very high defect of rural transport and communication infrastructure, which seriously handicaps the evacuation of agricultural products, and more recently the impacts of COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine, all being aggravating factors to an already difficult situation. It is in keeping with Government's effort to boost production by restoring seed capital and promoting inclusive development by providing smallholders with adequate means of production to improve farm productivity and output. The project will promote the availability of pre-basic and basic seeds (maize, rice and cassava) at the local structures under supervision, the use of improved seeds on a large scale and the dissemination of best practice to increase productivity and output. Its main components are: (i) support to agricultural production; (ii) support to access to inputs and financing; and (iii) coordination and management of the project.

Project Objectives

The project's objective is to increase agricultural productivity and output in the maize, cassava and rice sub-sectors. The main expected outcomes are the availability of pre-basic and basic seeds at INERA research stations, improved access to seeds and fertilizers for 22,000 smallholders, enabling the development of 11,000 ha, increased yields and production, support for seed multiplier producer cooperatives, the organization of fairs for better dissemination of improved seeds, capacity building of the main institutions involved in the seed sector (INERA, SENASEM, SNV) and greater involvement of the private sector in the revival of agricultural production.


Twenty-two thousand (22,000) households will be covered by the operation. Details by province and territory are given as annex to this Note. The beneficiaries will be mainly unemployed youths whose average age varies between 25 and 35 years. Young mothers, single women or women with at least one child under the age of 5 will be targeted as a priority. The targeting and monitoring of beneficiaries will be carried out using the IDEA tool (farmer sustainability index).

Participating Organization

Transition Support Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-AA0-019
Last Update 25 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name Célestine MENGUE MEDOU

Geographic Location

Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Coordinates Location Name
-5.35 21.41667 Kasai
-6.21667 24.66667 Lomami