Revival Programme of the Agricultural
Sector in The Democratic Republic of
Congo
David M. BUGEME, PhD
Advisor in charge of Agricultural Production and Agronomic Research
OFFICE OF THE PRIME MINISTER
Kinshasa/DRC
May 2013
FANRPAN/Pretoria/South Africa
PROBLEMATIC
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80 Millions Ha of arable lands but 4-5% in use
70% of the population in agricultural sector
Poverty and Food insecurity
Deficit/lack of professionals
OBJECTIVES
• Increase production and improve the Congolese population
livelihoods
• reduce poverty and food insecurity
STRATEGIES
• Implication of the Government under the leadership of His
Excellency Mister the Prime Minister
• Allocation of funds to support :
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small-scale farmers under “FARMING CAMPAIN” programmes ;
agricultural innovations ;
Congolese “Young” Entrepreneurs in agriculture sector ;
Universities and Research centres ;
• Creation of “Agro-Industrial PARKS”
• Promotion of export crops
• Improving the business climate by reviewing the agricultural
policy :
 reviewing the agricultural law
 tax exemption on agricultural inputs and equipments
WAYS FORWARD
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Reinforce collaboration
Improve research quality
Human and Institutional capacity building programmes
Development of exchange programmes
Encouraging potential investors to invest in DRC
From FANRPAN :
• Involvement of the DRC Government in “all” the
FANRPAN activities/projects
• development of “JOINT AGRICULTURAL
PROGRAMMES ” between DRC and other FANRPAN
country members.
THANK YOU MERCI
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Revival of the Agriculture in The Democratic Republic of Congo