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Food consumption in Mimbulu: description of measuring units and the food modes of the rural households of Katanga


[ Consommation alimentaire à Mimbulu : description des unités de mesure et des modes alimentaires des ménages ruraux du Katanga ]

Volume 19, Issue 2, December 2015, Pages 364–376

 Food consumption in Mimbulu: description of measuring units and the food modes of the rural households of Katanga

Mushagalusa Balasha Arsene, E.M. Kadiata, D.M. Mbangu, P.L. Kotho, Z.F. Mushobekwa, L. Onakudu, D. Madi, L.K. Kabala, and N.K. Lenga

Original language: French

Received 12 June 2015

Copyright © 2015 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This study was initiated with an aim of studying the food consumption of the rural population in the current context of the territory of Kipushi in Katanga province. Its objective was to characterize food consumption of the population of Mimbulu. It was a question of identifying and of quantifying food, of identifying the local measurement units and converting them into weight units. To arrive there, 80 people, generally women were questioned during the investigations. The combination of the qualitative and quantitative methods was important in this study to leave people interviewed express their opinions on their food modes. The results obtained show that the maize ''fufu'' constitutes fundamental meal and it is generally accompanied by the cassava leaves, marrow leaves, sweet potato leaves, amaranth and the fish. The consumed quantity of maize by household is 1711 grams per day or 244 grams per person per day. These leafy vegetables indicated above are consumed by order of 88 g, 93g, 78 g and 86 g per day by person. The quantity of food is estimated at by the rural people in terms of local measuring units (mbeketi, kwaker sipa) and in bunch or heap for vegetables. To analyze the safety and the food consumption of rural household returns to think or If need be to explore temporally the complexity and the diversity of the family farms, mail source of food in rural area.

Author Keywords: food, consumption, identification, measurements, Mimbulu.


Abstract: (french)


Cette étude a été initiée dans le but d'étudier la consommation alimentaire de la population rurale dans le contexte actuel du territoire de Kipushi dans la province du Katanga. Son objectif est de caractériser la consommation alimentaire de la population de Mimbulu. Il s'agissait d'identifier et quantifier les aliments, identifier les unités locales de mesure et les convertir en unités métriques. Pour y arriver, 80 personnes, généralement de femmes, ont été interrogées lors des enquêtes dans le village. La combinaison des méthodes qualitatives et quantitatives a été importante dans cette étude pour laisser les interviewés à exprimer leurs opinions sur leurs modes alimentaires. Les résultats obtenus montrent que le maïs ''fufu'' constitue le fondamental des repas et il est accompagné le plus souvent des feuilles de manioc, feuilles de courge, feuille de patate douce, amarante et les poissons (fretin, poisson salé). La quantité consommée de maïs par ménage est de 1711 grammes par jour soit 244 grammes par personne par jour. Ces légumes feuilles indiqués ci-haut sont consommés par ordre de 88 g, 93g ,78 g et 86 g par jour par personne. La quantité d'aliments s'estime chez les ruraux en termes d'unités locales de mesure (mbeketi, kwaker sipa) et en botte ou tas pour les légumes. Analyser la sécurité et la consommation alimentaire des ménages ruraux renvoie à réfléchir ou au besoin explorer périodiquement la complexité et la diversité des exploitations agricoles familiales, source principale des aliments en milieu rural.

Author Keywords: aliment Consommation, identification, mesures, Mimbulu.


How to Cite this Article


Mushagalusa Balasha Arsene, E.M. Kadiata, D.M. Mbangu, P.L. Kotho, Z.F. Mushobekwa, L. Onakudu, D. Madi, L.K. Kabala, and N.K. Lenga, “Food consumption in Mimbulu: description of measuring units and the food modes of the rural households of Katanga,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 364–376, December 2015.