Inclusive and Resilient Rural Development Programme

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Inclusive and Resilient Rural Development Programme

A series of political crises and armed conflicts have weakened the Democratic Republic of Congo. In rural areas, more than 82 per cent of the population live below the poverty line and 76 per cent of households are food-insecure. However, the country has vast agricultural potential, with close to 110 million hectares of non-forest arable land, only 10 per cent of which has been developed.

The Inclusive and Resilient Rural Development Programme (PADRIR) aims to reduce rural poverty and improve incomes, food security, nutrition and resilience, while sustainably improving the productivity and competitiveness of value chains for crops.

The programme will reach 2,464,000 people with investments in roads, social infrastructure, agricultural inputs, and services. It will also improve economic conditions, boost productivity for the major food crops targeted; and support entrepreneurship for young people and women.

Status: Ongoing
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Approval Date
11 December 2019
2019 - 2028
Agricultural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 133.01 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 36.49 million
Co-financiers (International)
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 25 million
Arab Bank for the Economic Development of Africa US$ 52 million
Rural Poor Stimulus Facility US$ 1.48 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
National Government US$ 14.69 million
Beneficiaries US$ 3.34 million
Financing terms
DSF Grant/Highly Concessional
Project ID
Project Contact
Valantine Mr Achancho

Project design reports

Supervision and implementation support documents

Supervision and implementation support documents

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report




The Democratic Republic of the Congo and IFAD partner for better nutrition and resilience for small-scale farmers facing COVID-19

July 2020 - NEWS

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today announced support for a new programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to reduce poverty, increase productivity and incomes, improve food and nutrition security, and build the resilience of more than 410,000 small-scale farmers households.