Democratic Republic of Congo

Law No. 11/022 (Fundamental Agricultural Law)

Legislative
Law
Passed in 2011
Given the huge dependence of the largely rural population on agriculture, this law attempts to support sustainable development; improve agricultural production and provide food self-sufficiency. The purpose of the Law is to promote and increase agricultural production to ensure food security and rural development. Its provisions apply to exploitation; agricultural training and research; financing of agricultural activities; sale of agricultural products; protection of environment; tax and customs regimes; etc. The Law sets a decentralised institutional framework to govern the agricultural policy and creates agricultural advisory boards at the national, provincial and local levels.

While these aspects of the law are relevant to climate change with regard to land management and land use change (LULUCF), of particular importance is the stated goal of attracting new technology for sustainable energy production, specifically bioenergy and biogas to help shift the energy mix further towards renewable energy

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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