The DRC Agricultural Business Parks are a public-private partnership bringing together the DRC government, private investors and multilateral donor institutions.
They are Special Economic Zone for agricultural providing basic infrastructure and services for the development of production and agricultural processing services and products.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has created a unique investment opportunity for agribusiness companies and institutional investors. The Government’s plan to establish a series of Agricultural Business Parks across the country and is now inviting investors to join this innovative project, which will dramatically increase agricultural production in one of the most fertile countries in the world.
The Agricultural Business Park model enables investors to tap into a ready-made network of support services, benefit from a range of fiscal incentives and access dedicated infrastructure (energy, roads, waterway, railway, ports). The project is fully backed by the DRC government and has benefited from the experience of experts from Harvard Business School (HBS), the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Wharton School of Business and has also been endorsed by Grow Africa and The World Bank.
Given the global importance of the innovative approach and the success of the ABP initiative, the project is continuously discussed at the Private and Public, Scientific, Academic, and Consumer Food Policy Group (PAPSAC). PAPSAC, a forum hosted by Harvard University, aims to broaden communication among farmers, business leaders, scientists, public policy leaders, academics and consumer organizations on topics of mutual concern to participants of the global food system and the consumers that it serves.
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