Commercial Agriculture Project (WB-P159979)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Jul 13, 2017
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Republic of Congo
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 25, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 26, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective of Commercial Agriculture Project for Republic of Congo (ROC) is to improve productivity of farmers and market access for producer groups and micro, small and medium agribusiness enterprises, in selected zones of the territory of the Recipient, and provide immediate and effective response in the event of an Eligible Crisis or Emergency. This project has four components. 1) The first component, Direct support to producer groups and agribusiness Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), seeks to increase productivity sustainably and market access along value chains, and improve food and nutrition security. Support provided under this component will be through a matching grant program financing technical assistance and productive investments to support production, marketing, and processing activities. This component has the following two subcomponents; (i) Sustainable intensification and commercialization of crop and animal production; and (ii) Development of agro-industrial activities. 2) The second component, Improving public infrastructure and the business climate for commercial agriculture, aims to foster the development of commercial agriculture by lifting constraints in terms of infrastructure and business climate. This component consists of the following two subcomponents: (i) Public infrastructure for the development of commercial agriculture; and (ii) Governance and regulatory framework for commercial agriculture. 3) The third component, Strengthening institutional capacity to support the development of commercial agriculture, to strengthen the capacity of public and non-public service providers involved in the implementation of project activities and or supporting the development of commercial agriculture in the ROC.
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