The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a population of 81 million.
Domestic agriculture is the main source of food and income for the majority of the population. Agriculture, animal husbandry, fishing and forestry combined provide employment for more than three-fourths of the labour force and, on average, account for more than two-fifths of GDP.
87-93% of the food energy consumed in DRC comes from crops that are not native to the region. Most of these plants’ diversity is found elsewhere on the planet.