Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)

Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)

Read more about FAO in emergencies and the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the CongoThe Democratic Republic of the Congo is the world’s largest food crisis, with the highest number of people in acute food insecurity recorded in a single country. The main causes are protracted conflict, epidemics, natural hazards and the effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). With 75 percent of the population living on subsistence agriculture for their food and income, FAO is working to protect and restore the livelihoods of crisis-affected households in order to increase their self-reliance, enhance production and support the establishment of alternative sources of income.

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 - New findings indicate the food crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) shows little sign of abating, and could worsen in the coming months ...read more
10/11/2021
 - The annual ECOWAS Regional Animal Health Network meeting brings together scientists and policy-makers to collaborate on effective animal health interventions.  The Food and Agriculture Organization of the ...read more
22/10/2021
 - Renforcer les moyens d’existence et améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle des populations les plus touchées par la crise et les déplacements.
08/07/2021
 - Technical officers from the Tripartite Organizations: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World ...read more
06/07/2021
 - The eruption of Nyiragongo volcano in Goma worsened the food insecurity of populations already affected by the upsurge in violence, climatic hazards and epidemics, generating high ...read more
29/06/2021
 - Ce rapport propose une analyse des effets de la maladie à coronavirus 2019 (covid-19) sur le système agroalimentaire de la République démocratique du Congo, en se ...read more
18/06/2021
 - The 2021 Global Report on Food Crises showed that the number of people facing hunger is on the rise. Conflict remains the main driver of acute ...read more
08/06/2021
 - The security context in the Democratic Republic of the Congo remains of concern, causing repeated population displacements. In 2020, the country experienced the worst food crisis ...read more
08/06/2021
 - The Democratic Republic of Congo has the highest estimated number of people in acute food insecurity worldwide. The key drivers of food insecurity in the country ...read more
17/05/2021