KINSHASA, 22 June 2015 – Developing so-called growth poles that will help promote agriculture-based development in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the aim of a new project worth USD 4.4 million that will be implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
A signing ceremony held in Kinshasa signaled the launch of the project to be funded by the Government of DRC as part of the World Bank’s programme for the development of growth poles (PDPC) which is expected to benefit up to 50,000 farmers.
The ceremony was attended by Henri Yav Mulang, Minister of Finance, and Monika Roeser, UNIDO Representative to the DRC.
Under the project, UNIDO will provide technical assistance in the field of developing agricultural value chains in the Province of Bas-Congo. It will also support the establishment of three multi-service platforms, which will serve as centres of technical and commercial development and provide farmers and entrepreneurs access to infrastructure, services and technologies, which help develop their skills, enhance their products and eventually increase income and generate new jobs.
For more information, please contact:
Industrial Development Officer
UNIDO Agribusiness Development Branch
Tel: +43 126 026 3743