Agrifood Economics

Food security responses to the protracted crisis context of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Year: 2006
Author(s): Koen Vlassenroot, Salomé Ntububa, Timothy Raeymaekers
This report tests the hypothesis that there is a critical paradox between the dynamic features of food insecurity and static policy response in a protracted emergency context. It does so by presenting a review of the food security situation and related stakeholders' responses in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where more than ten years of war have generated one of the most severe humanitarian crises since the Second World War.
Publication type: Country case study