Guinea - Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones Development Programme (PDZTA-BK)


Project Summary

Approval Date 27 Sep 2019
Signature Date 08 Nov 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2024
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Commitment U.A 21,682,059
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Boké and Kankan Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones Development Programme (PDZSTA-BK) is the first phase of a programme to develop ten (10) agrihubs. The PDZTA-BK’s objective is to provide Guinea with support to implement its agricultural transformation process by promoting private investments by establishing conditions and implementing a wide range of incentive measures that will attract national and international private sector investors to the Boké and Kankan agro-industrial parks. The programme area covers the two (2) regions of Boké and Kankan, whose hydro-agricultural and socio-economic potential warrants the establishment of a production and processing system for agricultural products which constitute these regions’ potential. The programme is based on the establishment of agro-parks for the upstream processing of production and to serve as outlets for agricultural products, thereby contributing to an all-round drop in imports of agro-food products whose volume and amounts are approaching worrisome levels. The programme will be implemented through the following three (3) components: (i) Establishment of governance in the Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (APZ); (ii) Development of processing and access infrastructure; and (iii) Programme coordination and management. In accordance with its strategic directions, the country will contribute to the processing of agricultural products while improving productivity and production in growth sectors, resulting in a reduction in the imports of various agro-food products, with as main outcome the transformation of Guinean agriculture and improvement of food and nutrition security.

Project Objectives

The programme’s goal is to contribute to the reduction of food imports and improve Guinea’s food and nutrition security by establishing private sector-driven agro-industrial development hubs.

Beneficiaries

The Bank’s intervention will contribute to the development of two (2) major regions in Guinea with an administrative area of about 103,333 km², of which 31,186 hectares lie in the Boké Region with an arable land area of about 2,720,000 ha, of which 800,000 ha lie solely in the Boké Region. The programme will cover about 110,000 ha throughout the entire programme area (PA) and have a considerable impact on about 220,000 direct beneficiaries and 670,000 indirect beneficiaries, 50.7% of whom will be women.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
GOUVERNEMENT DE GUINEE

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-GN-AA0-023
Last Update 18 Feb 2020

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Contact Details

Name GBELI Léandre
Email l.gbeli@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Guinea