|Approval Date||19 Nov 2021|
|Signature Date||25 Nov 2021|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Mar 2027|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||32161|
The Ngandajika Agro-Industrial Development Support Programme (PRODAN) is located in Lomami Province, some 1,390 km from Kinshasa (the capital city) and 89 km from Mbuji-Mayi (capital of Kasaï Oriental Province). In this province, which has a population of 1,039,351 inhabitants, including 555,347 agricultural households, the agricultural sector provides 65.5% of jobs, the poverty rate ranges between 60 and 70% and rural food insecurity is assessed at 15%. PRODAN is a pilot operation aimed at implementing national policies and strategies for the development of agro-industrial parks (AIPs) in 22 provinces, to stimulate an annual growth in the agricultural sector of more than 6%, essential for reducing poverty, ensuring food and nutritional security for the population, and generating sustainable jobs and income. The programme is designed following a public-private partnership approach in which government facilitates the leadership of the private sector, through the development of key infrastructure and the creation of an environment conducive to the establishment and performance of the private sector. At a total cost of UA 64.95 million, including UA 50.00 million of ADF loan, PRODAN will be implemented over a period of five years, through four components: (i) support to governance and incentives; (ii) development of processing and access infrastructure; (iii) capacity building for key actors; and (iv) programme coordination and management. This investment should help accelerate the creation of economic opportunities in agro-industrial parks and rural areas and increase the agricultural production and productivity of small producers, as well as their access to markets, but also by promoting small and medium-sized agricultural, livestock and aquaculture enterprises.
The overall objective of PRODAN is to contribute to reducing poverty and improving food and nutritional security in the DRC. The specific objective is to develop transformative infrastructure in the Programme Area (PA) and set up an enabling framework for investment by the agro-industrial private sector, with a view to bringing value added to priority value chains, a guarantee for wealth creation; reduction of foreign exchange losses due to massive imports; and improvement of food and nutritional security.
PRODAN will directly benefit more than 131,413 households, or about 750,000 people, 52% of whom are women, and indirectly 500,000 agricultural households. It will induce the creation and consolidation of about 35 private agricultural SMEs, 40% of which are women SMEs; 40,000 direct jobs for young people (18-35 years old) will be created (30% girls); and 20,000 direct jobs other than for young people created (30% women).
African Development Fund
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|Last Update||03 Oct 2022|
|Country||Congo, the Democratic Republic of the|