Giant pouched rats - alternative minilivestock
Annual production of meat (domestic and wild meat) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) covers only 11% of protein food needs of the population. Many people in towns as well as in rural areas can rarely afford to buy meat. This situation induces malnutrition, precarious health, reduced endurance for working, poor resistance to diseases and shortened longevity.
Farming Giant Pouched rats (Cricetomys) on a large scale could be a quick and cheap way to enhance the production of meat in the country.