Evaluation of The Food Security of Households Living in Tshumbe Town, DR Congo
Joseph – Désiré OLEKO WA OLEKO, Dorothé TSHILANDA, Hervé MWAMBA, Marcel SABITI, Salomon A. BATINA, Philomène N. BONTAMBO, Puis T. Mpiana
Corresponding Author : Puis T. Mpiana
Faculté de Sciences, Université de Kinshasa, B.P. 190 Kinshasa XI, R.D. Congo
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Received : 2018-01-25 Accepted : 2018-03-07 Published : 2018-03-07
Abstract : A transversal study on the accessibility of households to adequate food was conducted in the second quarter of 2017 in Tshumbe town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A simple random sampling method permits to obtain a sample of 500 households, among which 460 matched inclusion and non-inclusion criteria. The results obtained show that only 7.5 % represents salaried employees and 24% of surveyed people have no profession. Only 11% of the households under investigation have a stock of food at home while 89 % of households didn't have reserves of food. About 67% of households of Tshumbe have only one meal per day and spend less than 1.8 USD for food daily; 72 % of households take at least one hour to access to the point of drinking water and 80 % do have difficult to access to food commodities.
Keywords : Tshumbe, D.R. Congo, households, Food security, food commodities
Citation : Puis T. Mpiana et al. (2018). Evaluation of The Food Security of Households Living in Tshumbe Town, DR Congo. J. of Advancement in Medical and Life Sciences. V6I3-02. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1195581
Copyright : © 2018 Puis T. Mpiana. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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