Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Agricultural and Rural Sector Rehabilitation Project in Katanga, Kasaï-Oriental and Kasaï-Occidental Provinces (PRESAR)

Project Summary

Approval Date 12 Dec 2005
Signature Date 02 Feb 2006
Planned Completion Date 31 May 2013
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 May 2013
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 43042
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 35,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present project aims to reduce poverty and improve the living conditions of the population of the three provinces of Kasaï -Oriental, Kasaï- Occidental and Katanga, through revitalization of the agricultural sector. It comes at a time when the food situation of two-thirds of the population was very alarming. The economic crisis and socio-political conflicts of the 1990s destroyed the agricultural sector’s production capacities and rural infrastructure, despite the huge natural resource potential. The project has the following four components: (i) capacity building for support services (ii) agricultural production development, (iii) rural infrastructure rehabilitation, and (iv) project management. Its main outputs are: (i) capacity building for Ministries in charge of development and operators of production support services; (ii) production improvement through the promotion of animal traction and use of more productive inputs; (iii) rehabilitation of agricultural feeder roads, and marketing and drinking water access infrastructure; and (iv) training and organization of the rural population.

Project Objectives

The project’s sector goal is to strengthen food security. Its specific objective is to increase food production in Kasaï-Oriental, Kasaï-Occidental and Katanga Provinces through capacity building for the agricultural production support services, use of appropriate technologies and rehabilitation of rural infrastructure.


The principal project beneficiaries are the farmers/livestock breeders, members of grassroots producer associations whose household income does not generally exceed CDF 200,000 per annum. The project is directly or indirectly affect 20% of rural households or 400,000 families, of which 160,000 are in Katanga, 130,000 in Kasaï-Occidental and 110,000 in Kasaï-Oriental. Other beneficiaries are the promoters of production support services (craftsmen, extension workers, traders, services associations), technical staff in the ministries concerned, INERA (National Agricultural Research Institute), and promoters of NGOS and microfinance structures active in the project area. Local governments and economic operators should also benefit from the basic infrastructure and the renewal of economic activities.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Congo, the Democratic Republic of the


IATI identifier 46002-P-CD-AB0-005
Last Update 09 Dec 2022


Contact Details

Name LAAJILI Khaled

Geographic Location

Country Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
Coordinates Location Name
-9 26 Province du Katanga
-5.33333 21.58333 Province du Kasaa-Occidental
-6.18333 23.51667 Province du Kasaa-Oriental