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Published on June 26, 2024

Digital Transformation: Democratic Republic of Congo

The joint programme is set to improve data integration and sharing among government entities, private agri-techs, and 13 Ministry of Agriculture platforms, creating a unified smallholder farmer database. This initiative will strengthen 10 agri-tech ventures, particularly those led by women, through technical assistance, investment, and a data accelerator, with the goal of raising $2 million.

The joint programme also focuses on enhancing the digital literacy of 500,000 smallholder farmers, prioritizing women and youth. This will be achieved by training 500 extension workers and utilizing existing platforms, AI-powered messaging, and low-cost digital literacy campaigns with mobile operators. With a target funding mix of $12.5 million from private, public, and development sources, this initiative aims to drive significant advancements in the agricultural sector.



All joint programs of the Joint SDG Fund are led by UN Resident Coordinators and implemented by the agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations development system. With sincere appreciation for the contributions from the European Union and Governments of Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and our private sector funding partners, for a transformative movement towards achieving the SDGs by 2030.