Despite its vast natural resources, the DRC faces the largest hunger crisis in the world. The country continues to experience prolonged conflict – particularly in the east – contributing to large-scale population displacements, disrupting agricultural activities and impeding access to markets, schools and healthcare. In Tanganyika, clashes between armed groups and inter-ethnic conflicts, further aggravated by the impact of recurring agricultural and climate crises. In this context the main objective of the joint resilience FAO-WFP project is to strengthen resilience of 18 000 smallholder farmer households in Kabalo and Nyunzu and vulnerable populations through reinforced agricultural value chains and support to social cohesion and gender equity.
Building resilient livelihoods in Tanganyika, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
To respond to the vast needs in Tanganyika, DRC, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) are implementing an integrated programme to build community resilience and strengthen agricultural value chains.