DRC Food Security Country Brief, September 2011-February 2012
22 Mar 2012, D.R. of the Congo
- Food prices showed a very volatile trend in the reference period, registering the highest increases in January/February 2012.
- Food security is severely affected by conflict in many provinces. According to WFP, some 4.4 million people have been reached with food assistance in 2011.
- The security situation remains volatile in the east of the country, where military operations against armed groups continue to generate internal displacement.
- While FAO is supporting poor farmers production with input distribution programs, the government suspended VAT on basic food products.