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ISSN : 2456-8643

Title:
OVERVIEW OF BEEF PRODUCTION IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Authors:
Sondi Kizika Marceline, Kalambaie Bin Mukanya Moise, Mafwila Mboma Jacques

Abstract:
Democratic Republic of Congo has a very dense river network, a climate and soil diversity that allow it to adapt to climate change. It accounts 90 million hectares of pastures. Which pastures can breed 40 million head of cattle and producing 1.5 million tons of bovine meat per year. Paradoxically, these potentialities remains under exploited, around 2.3% of the national potential in beef production and imports 200 000 tones of meat yearly. The research has described Congolese beef production to contribute to the development of beef industry. The results show that cattle population has increased by 20% from 2010 to 2014. at the same time, beef consumption is decreasing dramatically around 93.1%. While the beef price of local beef is growing significantly, the price of imported beef remained stable but import is decreasing. Given its geographical position, with nine countries and belongs to several African economic areas, DRC has great potential in cattle breeding and great adaptability to climate change, so the promotion and development of the beef industry is a great opportunity for DRC in terms of economic exchanges. Also the increase of local beef price offer great opportunity for the development of local beef industry.

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