Main results of the most affected areas
Food consumption: on average, 19.5% of DR Congo households have poor food consumption score and 65% have poor and limited food consumption.
Evolution of means of existence: rural zones are in general agricultural zones. Cattle farming are practiced on mean and high plateaus in the eastern part of the country. These activities are confronted with insecurity and experience losses due to looting, farmers fleeing from their farms, plant diseases and epizootics. Climatic disturbances have negative impact on agricultural output. Markets and products supply chains are disturbed because of the serious degradation of roads. This aforementioned reason partly justifies the increase in foodstuffs prices and the low number of households that have access to adequate food.
Nutrition: malnutrition is an important issue and constitutes a challenge to address in DRC provinces: the weighted food shortage rate is 24%, the overall acute malnutrition rate is 11% and the chronic malnutrition rate is 43% (MICS 2010).