Commercial Agriculture Project (WB-P159979)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 13, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Republic of Congo
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 25, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 26, 2016

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed 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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