|Approval Date||21 Nov 2019|
|Signature Date||23 Dec 2019|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2025|
|Last Disbursement Planned Date||31 Dec 2026|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|Sector||Agriculture and Rural Development|
|DAC Sector Code||32161|
The Integrated Agricultural Value Chains Development Project in Congo (PRODIVAC) aims to contribute to the improvement of food and nutrition security as well as diversification of the national economy. It will primarily focus on the corridors of the major commercial centres of Brazzaville and Pointe Noire, and the farming basins in the departments of Plateaux, Pool, Bouenza, Cuvette and, Niari. PRODIVAC is consistent with the National Development Plan (PND 2018-2022) drawn up by the Government of Congo and which targets agriculture as one of the main pillars of diversification, growth, competitiveness, sustainable job creation and poverty reduction, in response to the poor performance of the oil sector. Project activities will focus on four value chains (cassava, maize, poultry and fish) that have been prioritized by the direct stakeholders concerned, based on market demand, their contribution to the national economy (import substitution) and their potential impact on farming households, youth and women. The project comprises the following components: (i) skills development and promotion of agricultural entrepreneurship; (ii) improvement of the productivity and resilience of agricultural production systems; (iii) institutional development and public-private dialogue and (iv) project coordination and management.
The overall objective is to promote competitive and resilient agriculture through integrated development of agri-food value chains in Congo. The project's specific objectives are to: (i) improve the performance of AVCs; and (ii) improve the business environment conducive to the promotion of profitable small- and medium-sized agricultural enterprises.
The project will impact 355,000 persons in the different segments of the selected agri-food value chains. It will primarily target youths, women and vulnerable groups, including indigenous peoples, by increasing employment and income-generating opportunities in production and processing activities. It will do so by enhancing the attractiveness and profitability of such activities, supporting the development of agricultural entrepreneurship, providing adequate advisory support and promoting production-related activities (services, transport, marketing).
African Development Bank
GOUVERNEMENT DE LA REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO MINISTERE DU PLAN ET DES FINANCES ETAT-BAD-PARE
|Last Update||21 Oct 2020|