Spatial Food and Nutrition Security Typologies for Agriculture and Food Value Chain Interventions in Eastern DRC

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1971

34 Pages Posted: 14 Jan 2021

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Wim Marivoet

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

John Ulimwengu

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

David M. Bugeme

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Blandine Sanginga

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Sarah Thontwa

Institute of Developtment Policy of the University of Antwerp

Date Written: November 7, 2020

Abstract

To guide the design of future agriculture and food value chain interventions, this paper combines two existing spatial food and nutrition security typologies and applies them to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Apart from estimating absolute and relative inefficiencies along the food system from agricultural potential to nutrition, the integration of both typologies resulted in nine unique low efficiency profiles across the territories and major cities of the Greater Kivu region and Tanganyika. In addition to low utilization efficiency observed in some areas, most PICAGL intervention zones, especially Uvira and Kalemie, suffer from significant market constraints and therefore could substantially benefit from food value chain development. Although this paper relies on the most recent and spatially disaggregated data (which is a major improvement with respect to agricultural statistics of the country), the proposed typologies cannot uncover all bottlenecks hindering the development of agricultural value chains in the region.

Keywords: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa, Africa South of Sahara, Africa, Food Security, Nutrition Security, Agriculture, Value Chains, Food Systems, Spatial Typologies

Suggested Citation

Marivoet, Wim and Ulimwengu, John and Bugeme, David M. and Sanginga, Blandine and Thontwa, Sarah, Spatial Food and Nutrition Security Typologies for Agriculture and Food Value Chain Interventions in Eastern DRC (November 7, 2020). IFPRI Discussion Paper 1971, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3727367 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3727367

Wim Marivoet (Contact Author)

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John Ulimwengu

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David M. Bugeme

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) ( email )

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Blandine Sanginga

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) ( email )

PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan
Oyo State, Dar es Salaam 200001
Tanzania

Sarah Thontwa

Institute of Developtment Policy of the University of Antwerp ( email )

Belgium

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