South Africa - Special Agro Industrial Processing Zones


Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Sep 2021
Signature Date 22 Dec 2021
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 1
Commitment U.A 400,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed Technical Assistance and support will enable DALRRD to undertake the much-needed comprehensive preparatory activities for the SA-APP. The GoSA has already demonstrated serious commitment to the realization of infrastructure required for the SA-APPs, in the form of leveraging public sector resources in support of the Farmer Production Support Units in the vicinity of some of the agro-parks. The Bank’s support has been requested specifically to complement the government’s efforts to bring the objectives of SA-APP to reality. A major challenge to the South African agricultural sector is the absence of inclusivity. Measures to develop rural townships and to integrate small and emerging farmers into new and existing values chains are critical. The project is expected to integrate rural producers and small businesses with commercial value chains and markets; encourage the inclusion of informal economic actors into the formal system; enhance the business climate to mobilize private capital; and integrate youth into agriculture as a business enterprise and source of employment.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the proposed project is to engage a firm as a Transaction Adviser (TA) to assist the Department of Agriculture, Land Reforms and Rural Development (DALRRD) in providing critical technical, financial, legal and marketing support for the establishment of the South Africa Agri Park Program. The aim of the assistance is to undertake the procurement of a Project Team to undertake (and/or validate existing) full feasibility studies and Master Plans for the Agri Parks and associated Farmer Production Support Units (FPSU) and Rural Urban Market Centers (RUMC), undertake an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA), develop other required technical studies (including skills gap assessment, Climate Risk, Gender Report, and Green House Gas (GHG) performance assessments) and coordinate with the Investment and Infrastructure Office of the Presidency to ensure that the required Reports meet the standards for Strategic Infrastructure Projects (SIPs).

Beneficiaries

The Government.

Participating Organization

Funding
Middle Income Countries Fund
Implementing
DEVELOPMENT BANK OF SOUTHERN AFRICA DBSA

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-ZA-A00-002
Last Update 29 Jan 2023

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Contact Details

Name EZEDINMA Chukwuma Ikechukwu
Email c.ezedinma@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country South Africa
Coordinates Location Name
-26.1218 25.77471 Springbokpan
-29.0 26.0 Orange Free State
-25.74486 28.18783 Pretoria
-26.2023 28.0436 Johannesburg