Smallholder agriculture in Congo Brazzaville is far from being productive as most support goes to a few large and modern cash crop producing farms. Its importance is however key to tackling widespread rural poverty, malnutrition and high youth unemployment. Worthwhile strategies include filling the yield gap of crucial staple crops like groundnut with better access to improved seeds, improving quality standards and linking small farmers to markets.
85% - Share of Congo Brazzaville's revenues coming from oil (World Bank)
20.5 - Alarming Global Hunger Index 2013 in Congo Brazzaville
65% - Congo Brazzaville’s territory covered by forests
98% - Share of staple crops coming from smallholder farms in Congo Brazzaville