The Democratic Republic of Congo is still recovering from years of war and political upheaval, and continues to face significant humanitarian challenges. In 2012, the DRC ranked 27th out of 79 countries on the Global Hunger Index. About 70 percent of the population lacks access to adequate food, while one out of every four children is malnourished (WFP 2012). Six out of eleven of the country’s provinces continue to experience general acute malnutrition rates above 10 percent; several provinces (Maniema and Kasai) have rates above 17 percent.

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2011201220132014
Rice Production
FAO 2013
318,750 MT350,000 MT355,000 MT360,000 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
1,156,106 MT1,375,000 MT1,373,000 MT1,400,000 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
18,977 MT22,000 MT23,000 MT22,000 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2010201120122013
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
0.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT170.00 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2012
430.00 MT440.00 MT460.00 MT430.00 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
93,411 MT46,351 MT1,291 MT224.00 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
47,480 MT59,759 MT99,589 MT81,667 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
430.00 MT440.00 MT460.00 MT430.00 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2010
10,183 MT1,829 MT7,907 MT39,138 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2013
6.00 MT97.00 MT61.00 MT87.00 MT