Sowing seeds for change in the Central African Republic - INFOGRAPHIC

Sowing seeds for change in the Central African Republic - INFOGRAPHIC

07/05/2016

Nearly 1 million people are still displaced inside CAR or seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. The number of hungry people has doubled in 1 year, as conflict and insecurity have led to limited access to and availability of food. People need food to survive, and seeds and tools for planting so that they have food at the next harvest. This means that when times are tough and food is scarce, families don’t have to resort to eating the seeds that are meant for planting. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme are working together in CAR to improve farming communities’ access to food.

Each year starting in 2014, WFP and FAO work in synch to provide seeds and food to nearly 100 000 hungry farming families before their planting season starts. WFP provides groundnuts, maize, rice, sorghum, and beans for families to prepare meals to eat now and during the growing season. FAO provides crop and vegetable seeds for sowing to the same families so they can eat in the future too. FAO and WFP have about half of the funding that they need for the upcoming planting season. People in CAR cannot afford to receive only 1/2 of the support they need.

 

Sowing Seeds for Change in the Central African Republic