The agro-indusrial park of Dingila PLC (PAID) is the revitalizationof a historical agricultural company, which produced more than 100,000 tons ofcoffee and cotton per year. It is located in the North East of the DRC. ExCODENORD. The Agro-Industrial Park of Dingila benefits from the most advancedtechnologies while integrating small and medium size framers.
The agro-industrial park of Dingila (AIPD) is the revival of a historic agricultural enterprise that produces and markets each year more than 100,000 tons of coffee and cotton with the integration of local farmers in the northern regions of the Republic Democratic of the Congo.
With 16 sites spread throughout the province formerly known as the "Province Orientale" divided between the provinces of Tshopo, Bas-Uele and Haut-Uele, the Agro-Industrial Park of Dingila (AIPD) aims to promote a cocoa industry and sustainable coffee through good management practices, mass multiplication, modern agricultural processing techniques, capacity building and valuation of development and economic, social and environmental management of cocoa cultivation and coffee for farmers and communities in the province of Bas-Uele.
Dingila Agro-Industrial Park (AIPD) is an innovative approach that combines advanced technology with management expertise and a local workforce.
It is above all an industrial mechanism that controls the cocoa and coffee production chain by integrating small farmers and respecting the environment.Ideally located, the AIPD will benefit from superb environmental conditions conducive to cocoa and coffee production, a relatively pristine environment of mass agricultural production with good soil conditions, continuous rainfall and limited risk from pests and diseases.
The AIPD will implement all its activities on the old agricultural concessions abandoned by its former owners in order to preserve the equatorial forest and its biodiversity. This strategy aims to protect the environment of local communities who depend on the forest for their livelihood. The key to the sustainability of the company and its cocoa and coffee production activities rests on a win-win relationship with small producers.
They will be trained as agripreneurs to apply modern farming practices, although not mechanized but labor intensive. They are supervised in such a way that they are able to generate sufficient income by exploiting a minimum space, which will ensure the prosperity and well-being of themselves and their families. Full transparency of the value of their work and product is guaranteed.
The Dingila Agro-Industrial Park is a company run by experienced professionals, connoisseurs of the agricultural environment who are familiar with the conduct of large projects especially in the DRC, we are investors and direct leaders of the company. Our partners and associates are essential to the success of the project.The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) was associated with the project for the selection and identification of hybrid planting materials, mass multiplication and propagation protocol while Nestlé and Barry Calbaut were identified as buyers.
Cocoa and coffee beans produced by the park. Regarding cocoa production, the AIPD envisioned a minimum yield per hectare of 2 tonnes for the production of small farmers as well as that of its private plantation. This return is capital for the development of the region and the direct economic effects on the standard of living of the population linked directly or indirectly to the AIPD are staggering.
Equipped with all the assets necessary for the success of this initiative, the participation of the AIPD in the development of the region will be crucial in terms of job creation and income on which the province's taxes could be collected.
The philosophy of the agro-industrial park:
modern techniques, rigorous management, minimal mechanization, low pollution, trained local agripreneurs and assistance in running their own businesses.The Agro-Industrial Park of Dingila (AIPD) is an ambitious enterprise; it organizes its development in duplicate modules, each on the scale of 2,400 ha of private plantation and up to 10,000 ha. Of production by small farmers. Each site is strategically located, the main site located in Buta will be the center of all operations, Bunduki, Bambessa Dingila and Bondo.
This production method will allow the park to reach a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year by 2050. PAID SA is a long-term project that combines successes.