A Brief Note On The Republic Of Congo Essay

783 Words Mar 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
The Republic of Congo is one of the poorest developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa which half the country’s people live below the poverty line and the DRC ranked 27th out of 79 countries on the Global Hunger Index(2012). 64.8% of the poorest people are living in rural areas where they earn a livelihood as are small-scale farmers and fishers. So Congo is one of most extremely influenced in the world by food in security. The targets for achievement the Millennium Development Goals (MGD) was to be implemented from 2007 to 2012. In this report, causes of food insecurity in Congo are found to be poverty, natural disasters, and the brutal civil conflicts, disrupted economic activity. So the causes of these factors have affected food security in terms of availability, accessibility and stability of resources, resulted in low agricultural productivity, malnourished.( FAO,2014) The Congo’s government has implement a number of initiative aimed at improving productivity, especially of sustainable increase in agro-pastoral production and ocean fisheries in order to guarantee food security.

Causes and effects
The Republic of the Congo still suffers from armed conflict, large-scale population displacement and consistently financial crisis. 70 percent of population lacks access to adequate food, while 1 out of 4 children is malnourished (WFP, 2012). Mostly of the rural population is engaged in agricultural activities, livestock and ocean fisheries. Because rebel activity…

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