Congo’s new agro-industrial park isn’t perfect, but deserves a chance to grow

BY JOHN ULIMWENGU

Despite Africa’s sustained economic growth, spectacular by all standards, its economic recovery has failed to generate a much-needed job increase, poverty reduction, and food security. As a result, calls for inclusive economic growth have been heard throughout the continent, and this economic growth requires a structural transformation, including in the agricultural sector.

Agricultural transformation in the continent can be achieved through diversification and sophistication of its food system. Many countries have embarked on this path, using it as an instrument to diversify their economies.

Photo credit: DRC Agricultural Business Parks