1 DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC . OF CONGO AGRICULTURE . investment . OPPORTUNITIES BRIEF. CAADP investment FACILITATION. PROGRAMme 2013. TABLE OF CONTENTS. Preamble 2. Introduction 2. The DRC's Compliance with CAADP 3. National Agricultural investment Plan 3. Background Section 4. Social and Economic Context 4. Policy Framework 6. AGRICULTURE Sector Performance 7. AGRICULTURE Sector Growth Rate 7. Agro-Ecological Zones 7. Infrastructure 8. Structure and Stakeholders 8. DRC NAIP Objectives and Priorities 10. Promotion of AGRICULTURE Value Chains and Agribusiness 10. Managing Food and Nutrition Security and Strategic Agricultural Reserves 10. Research, Extension and Agricultural Education 10. Agricultural Governance, Gender and Strengthening Human and Institutional Capacities 11. Adaptation to Climate Change 11.
2 Target investment Promotion Market Segments 12. AGRICULTURE Transformation Initiatives and Opportunities 12. AGRICULTURE Sub-Sector investment Opportunities 14. Sources of Funds for DRC PNIA Financing Plan 16. investment Climate and Incentives 17 investment Climate 17. investment Incentives 17. Bibliography 19. Footnotes 19. zambia AGRICULTURE investment OPPORTUNITIES BRIEF CAADP investment FACILITATION PROGRAMME 2013 1. Preamble Through adherence to these principles the aim is for CAADP. countries to improve their abilities to: 1) attain food and nutrition In alignment with the core principles of CAADP. Its overall objective is to stimulate sustained annual growth in the agricultural sector security; 2) develop regional and sub-regional agricultural markets; 3) more than 6%, which is essential for reducing poverty, ensuring the The government of the DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO (DRC) and the national stakeholders of the Comprehensive African Agricultural integrate farmers and pastoralists into the market economy; and 4) food and nutrition security of the Congolese people, and generating Development Program in the DRC are engaged in an AGRICULTURE sector investment attraction and development initiative to identify achieve a more equitable distribution of wealth.
3 Sustainable employment and income. economically viable and inclusive business focused private sector investors to co-invest with the government and selected development partners. To achieve these objectives CAADP focuses on four main pillars, Toward this end, five priorities areas were identified and programmes namely, developed: The government is confident that there are a number of profitable and mutually beneficial agricultural sector investment opportunities to Pillar I: Extending the area under sustainable land management explore and have developed this publication to highlight the analysis that has been undertaken to date and to share with AGRICULTURE and and reliable water management systems Programme 1: Promote sustainable agricultural sectors, first and agribusiness sector investors and existing sector actors information about what initiatives the government is undertaking, or planning to make, Pillar II.
4 Improving rural infrastructure and trade-related capacities foremost food value chains, and develop agribusiness in order to with the objective that these public sector investments and incentives will attract investment from the domestic and international private for improved market access improve the income of farmers and other operators in the sector;. sector. Pillar III: Increasing food supply and reducing poverty and improving responses to food emergency crises Programme 2: Improve the management within the food and CE NT RAL AF R IC A N R E PU B L IC Pillar IV: Improving AGRICULTURE technology and dissemination nutrition security and strategic reserves;. U bang Bangassou SOU T H SU D A N. Bangui i Juba Zongo Gbadolite Bondo Faradje The DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO 's Compliance with Programme 3: Develop and disseminate research products to users Libenge Businga Uele K ib CAADP and improve the professional competence of the various actors, and Gemena Aketi Buta Isiro Watsa ali The DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC of CONGO officially launched their CAADP.
5 Gulu ongala Lisala Bumba PROVINCE Mungbere Impfondo Imese program on the 7th and 8th of June 2010 in Kinshasa with the Programme 4: Improving agricultural governance, promoting the M U GA NDA. Ituri go ORIENTALE. Co n ori A ru wi mi Bunia Lake Lake support of COMESA (Common Market for Eastern Africa of the East integration of gender in the implementation of the Plan and the Ouesso Lop Basoko i Albert Ou ba ng u Kyoga lon ga Basankusu Banalia Bafwasende and Southern Africa). Thereafter, a Round Table was held for the overall strengthening of sector related human and institutional Lu Beni EQUATEUR Yangambi Kisangani Kampala Jinja signing of the Charter on March 17, 2011 in Kinshasa in the presence capacities;. Bolomba Butembo Kasese Ekoli S. CO NG O Boende NORD- of government authorities, the Commissioner of the African Union Mbandaka Tsh Ubundu Lake Liranga uap Lo Peneluta in charge of Rural Economy and AGRICULTURE , the Deputy Secretary Programme 5: Reduce vulnerability in the AGRICULTURE sector to Lu Edward N.
6 Lo a K IV U Lake a la Lubutu ma me General of COMESA, the Representatives of the NEPAD, FARA, IFPRI, climate change. ba l a Ikela Goma Victoria I. Lu mi ka U Punia ila Inongo Lake RWANDA Re-SAKSS, as well as technical and financial partners, private sector A. (Co ngo ). lin Bolobo Kivu Kigali di Kutu Lac Bukavu Butare organizations, civil society organisations and agricultural producers. In direct response to these broad guidelines, the National T. Mai-Ndombe KASAI Kindu SUD- Agricultural investment Plan is organized into five programs that Bandundu Lukenie Bujumbura N. Kole Lodja Kilembwe Uvira Kas The organization of the Round Table enabled the Ministry of respond to the five priorities of the sector. It has been presented 18. ai ORIENTAL Kibombo KIVU BURUNDI. U. Brazzaville San Makobola Kw Ilebo AGRICULTURE and Rural Development (MINAGRIDER), in consultation programs with 66 sub-components of activity.
7 Kinshasa KASAI MANIEMA. ilu Bena kuru Kasongo O. Bulungu Mamba Pointe-Noire KINS. HA. SA Kenge Mweka Lusambo Kigoma with all stakeholders to begin the process of formulating a National BAS- CONGO OCCIDENTAL Tabora Kikwit Cabinda Kongolo Agricultural investment Plan (NAIP). The strategic approach for the implementation of the NAIP will be M. Mbanza- Lubao (ANGOLA) Boma Matadi Ngungu Lake BANDUNDU Kananga kuga Kalemie UNITED. Mbuji-Mayi Kabalo Lu based on a number of principles for action: Tshikapa REPUBLIC . This formulation was conducted through a participatory approach a. The inclusion and accountability of all public and private Lu a la ba ATLANTIC Ka Kabinda Mpala OF. s T A N Z A N IA. Kw OCEAN Moba that involved all stakeholders. Its preparation benefited from the stakeholders involved in agricultural and rural development.
8 A. Ta N'zeto Manono ai Mwene-Ditu an ng Kabamba Rukwa contributions of donors involved in the agricultural sector, the main b. Valuation of the comparative advantages of each province go Kahemba any B. KATANGA Lu vu a Moliro Sumbawanga Kapanga Pweto central and provincial officials from the Ministry of AGRICULTURE and through the implementation of Provincial Agricultural investment ika M. Kamina Mbeya Luanda Rural Development, the Advisor to the President of the REPUBLIC and Plans whose development will be the responsibility of provincial Lulu U. Lake ANG O L A Katanga Mweru the Prime Minister, as well as representatives of agricultural small authorities;. a T. DEMOCRATIC . Saurimo REPUBLIC OF THE Plateau holder organizations, the private sector and CSOs involved in the c. The establishment of Centres of Agricultural Enterprise (PEA) in I.
9 CONGO Dilolo Kolwezi M Kasenga Z A MB IA agricultural sector. order to boost the different sectors;. Lake Malawi d. Mainstreaming gender aspects and good governance across all MALAW. Likasi Lake eze mb Lubumbashi Bangweulu Luena Za Contrary to past trends, the latest estimates published by the of the planned interventions;. Solwezi Kipushi Lobito Sakania Standing Committee of the Macroeconomic Framework and the e. Promoting and facilitating capacity building among all public and IMF projections for the years 2013 to 2015 provide a much improved private stakeholders to enable them to perform their respective I. Ndola economic performance of the DRC. The average annual GDP roles more effectively and efficiently; and growth over the period 2012-2015 would be more than 7 percent, f. Focusing on the enhancement of agricultural productivity in a Introduction whereas it was only percent over the period 2006-2009.
10 As demonstrated by the various simulations, performance could be sustainable manner that also respects relevant environmental and social constraints. very significantly enhanced by agricultural growth, itself driven by This Agricultural Investor Opportunities Brief is drawn from information gathered by DRC stakeholders of the country's national efficient implementation of the NAIP. It will therefore satisfy the dual The DRC NAIP is also based on the principle of complementarity Comprehensive African AGRICULTURE Development Program (CAADP) to produce the DRC National AGRICULTURE investment Plan 2013-2020. The requirement of fighting against malnutrition and food insecurity and between its internal programs and external consistency with the Brief is intended to support the interest of the government in outlining the related private sector investment opportunities in the country and driving efforts to achieve sustainable economic growth.