Comprehensive Typology for Food and Nutrition Security Interventions, With Application to the Rural Territories of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1723

49 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2018

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Wim Marivoet

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

John Ulimwengu

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Fernando Sedano

University of Maryland

Date Written: May 4, 2018

Abstract

In this paper we develop a policy-relevant typology using different intervention types and nutrition constraints. Our approach is based on an amendable demarcation of areas within a four-indicator diagram, each of which represents a core dimension of food and nutrition security (FNS), which makes our typology conceptually sound, operationally flexible, and less data intensive. The derived typology is applied to rural territories of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Despite a continuum of heterogenous development challenges across the country, the typology helped identify various clusters of territories which suffer mostly from production, access, and utilization constraints. Consequently, for the nine territories (out of 145) with the highest child stunting levels, we identified four broad intervention zones and studied the efficiency profile in more detail.

Keywords: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa, Africa South of Sahara, Africa, Food Security, Nutrition, Intervention, Typology, Constraints, Rural Areas, Children, Nutritional Status, Statistical Data, Developing Countries, Agricultural Research, Agricultural Production, Production Possibilities

Suggested Citation

Marivoet, Wim and Ulimwengu, John and Sedano, Fernando, Comprehensive Typology for Food and Nutrition Security Interventions, With Application to the Rural Territories of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) (May 4, 2018). IFPRI Discussion Paper 1723. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3239921

Wim Marivoet (Contact Author)

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John Ulimwengu

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

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Fernando Sedano

University of Maryland ( email )

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