Kingabwa Rice Intensification Project

The Kingabwa Rice Intensification Project is a public-private partnership designed to combine the resources and strengths of private companies, civil society organizations, and public sector agencies to develop a well-functioning rice supply chain.

Kingabwa Rice Intensification Project

The Kingabwa Rice Intensification Projet is a three year project with the goal to improve the level of food security and living standards of people who cultivate rice in the Pool Malebo area of Kinshasa by a quantitative and qualitative increase in rice production, through the development of the Kingabwa perimeter. The project has three objectives: 1) expand area of irrigable rice farms and other high value crops; 2) create market linkages for smallholder farmers and producer groups; 3) train farmers in irrigation technology, seed multiplication, and improved logistical and processing methods. The availability of locally produced rice will reduce dependence of the urban dwellers in Kinshasa on imported rice and hence increase Food Security in Kinshasa. USAID, Winrock International, Bralima Foundation, and Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) are the primary funding partners for the initiative.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Bralima Foundation

    Congo, The Democratic Republic of | Staff size: 6-25

    Bralima is part of the Heineken International Group which is operating in 148 countries. In 2007, the Bralima Foundation was established with the main goal to contribute towards the...

  • European Cooperative for Rural Development (EUCORD)

    Implementing NGO
    Belgium | Staff size: 26-50

    The European Cooperative for Rural Development (EUCORD), formally registered as “Coöperatieve EUCORD U.A.”, is a Brussels-based non-profit organization incorporated under Dutch...

  • Winrock International

    Government, Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain...

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Key Information

LocationCongo, The Democratic Republic of, West Africa
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2014
  • Sectors