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"the Congolese government extended a formal invitation to South African farmers to investigate the possibility of commercial farming in the Congo.



An organisation called Congo Agriculture, affiliated to South African farmers union Agri SA, had been established to facilitate and drive the process of setting up the farmers in the Congo.

According to Fred Daly, secretary of Congo Agriculture, numerous African countries have approached Agri SA to help develop their agricultural sectors. Agri SA’s criteria are “firstly that the country has a stable government, and secondly that the local population would not be displaced on land that we were going to use for farming. The Republic of the Congo came up tops and that is why we went there,” says Daly."

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Projet d'agriculture commerciale au Congo. AGRICULTURE - La Banque mondiale va octroyer au Congo 60 milliards de FCFA pour les activités du Projet d'appui à l'agriculture commerciale, dont le coût initial est estimé à 200 milliards FCFA, a appris lundi à Brazzaville la PANA, auprès du ministère congolais de l'Agriculture, de l'Elevage et de la Pêche.

Projet d'agriculture commerciale au Congo

Une mission d'évaluation conduite par la Banque mondiale sur les coûts et les différentes activités du Projet d'appui à l'agriculture commerciale vient de présenter ses conclusions au ministre congolais de l'Agriculture, de l'Elevage et de la Pêche, Henri Djombo. Le chargé de projet de la Banque mondiale, Amadou Oumar Ba, a expliqué qu'il s'agissait d'une évaluation technique que sa délégation a menée depuis un an dans certaines localités-pilote, à savoir Pointe-Noire, le Kouilou (sud), les Plateaux (centre), la Cuvette et la Sangha (nord).

En ce qui concerne la contrepartie du Congo, l'état financier n'est pas disponible.' Republic of Congo to promote foreign investment in agriculture. Foreign investment in the Republic of the Congo has boomed in recent years, topping $3.5 billion in 2013, making the country the top FDI destination in Central Africa.

Republic of Congo to promote foreign investment in agriculture

However, more than 90 per cent of FDI inflows are concentrated in the oil sector and diversifying beyond oil activities is a key priority to stimulate growth and development. "The analysis of the IPR needs to drive our efforts to undertake the necessary legislative, regulatory and institutional reforms to improve the investment climate and to contribute towards our ambition to become an emerging market economy by 2025," the Republic of the Congo's Minister for Planning and Integration Léon Raphaël Mokoko said in endorsing the recommendations of the report at a presentation of the IPR in Geneva on 21 April 2015. According to the IPR, market-led growth in the Republic of the Congo will crucially hinge on significant improvements in the regulatory and institutional framework for investment. Congo-Brazzaville: un investissement Malaisien de 372 milliards de FCFA dans l’économie du palmier à huile.

Dimanche, 02 Juin 2013 13:25 Administrateur News - Economie Le président congolais, effectuant un planting © journaldebrazza.com Il s’agit d’un planting du projet ATAMA plantation échelonnée de 2013 à 2023 et qui vient d’être inauguré par Denis Sassou-Nguesso.

Congo-Brazzaville: un investissement Malaisien de 372 milliards de FCFA dans l’économie du palmier à huile

Maïs: Plus de mille hectares plantés par les fermiers sud-africains du Niari. Dimanche, 15 Avril 2012 12:17 DAC-PRESSE Niari 1200 hectares de maïs ont déjà été plantés par les fermiers sud-africains à Malolo dans le département du Niari.

Maïs: Plus de mille hectares plantés par les fermiers sud-africains du Niari

Au total 35 fermiers sud-africains de la société Congo-Agriculture, installés à Malolo, dans le département du Niari, à environ 500 km au sud-ouest de Brazzaville, ont réalisé la plus grande plantation de 1500 hectares jamais vue dans le pays, a annoncé le 02 avril dernier le ministre de l’agriculture et de l’élevage, M. Rigobert Maboundou, de source bien informée. Congo Agri. Commercial farming in the Congo not for the faint-hearted. Elephant grass can grow up to four metres tall.

Commercial farming in the Congo not for the faint-hearted

Clearing large swaths of farming land from this grass was just one of the challenges a group of South African farmers had to deal with when they first arrived in the Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Brazzaville. Luckily during the dry season of 2011 there was a run-away fire that took care of the elephant grass. The Congo Agriculture team repairing a punctured tractor tyre. Other challenges these farmers face on a daily basis are getting their equipment through the ports, a process that can literally take months, and securing financing for their projects in the central African country.

Early last year How we made it in Africa reported that the Congolese government extended a formal invitation to South African farmers to investigate the possibility of commercial farming in the Congo. According to Fred Daly, secretary of Congo Agriculture, numerous African countries have approached Agri SA to help develop their agricultural sectors. Réception des espèces bovines et des chevaux en provenance du Brésil.