International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Geography | Congo (DRC) | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022

Spatial Logic of Food Consumers in a Peripheral District of Downtown Lubumbashi Case of the Kampemba District in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Asumani Salimini | Justin Mirhima Balibuno | Mukembe Kiseka - Seka Christian

Abstract: In a context where most research in spatial economics and economic geography tends to consider that the spatial organization of the economy is essentially determined by the location of markets. This research contributes by demonstrating that, the spatial mobility of food consumers is influenced by the purchase price and the shelf-preservation quality of food products that differs from the city center to the periphery. Thus, the city center of Lubumbashi experiences consumer flows of various products in general, food products in particular, which is one of the consequences of a poor distribution of commercial areas in several districts of the different municipalities of the city. The more consumer flows grow in the cities of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the more they stimulate the development of "pirate markets". This article has shown that the choice of a place of supply is determined by the age of the consumer, the distance to be covered from the residence to the place of supply. But the price and quality of products remain key indicators, despite the problems related to time and transport costs to reach the places of supply.

Keywords: mobility and spatial behaviour of consumers

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,

Pages: 1024 - 1029

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