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Support to agricultural recovery and improvement of food security in the Central African Republic

Support to agricultural recovery and improvement of food security in the Central African Republic

Full title of the project:

Support to agricultural recovery and improvement of food security in the Central African Republic

Target areas:

Basse-Kotto, Kemo, Mambéré-Kadéï, Nana-Gribizi, Nana-Mambéré, Ouaka, Ouham, and Ouham-Pendé

Contribution:
USD 1 970 000
21/09/2016-30/09/2017
Project code:
OSRO/CAF/607/USA
Objective:

To reduce household vulnerability by strengthening the agricultural livelihoods of crisis-affected communities in the in the Central African Republic.

Key partners:

The decentralized technical services of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the Central African Agency for Agricultural Development, Non-governmental Organizations and local authorities.

Beneficiaries reached:

15 000 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Identified, sensitized and selected beneficiary households.
  • Procured and delivered 310 tonnes of vegetable and cereal seeds (groundnut, maize, red beans, rice, sorghum and squash) and 30 000 hoes to 10 000 vulnerable households.
  • Held five input trade fairs and provided 5 000 beneficiary households with vouchers valued at USD 45 allowing them to purchase a total of 155 tonnes of seeds and 15 000 hoes.
  • Carried out monitoring and evaluation activities in collaboration with the Ministry.
  • Trained 560 facilitators who in turn trained 14 000 beneficiaries on up-to-date vegetable and cereal production techniques.
Impact:
  • Cultivated an average of 0.5 ha per household and obtained an average food production of 500 kg per household.
  • Almost doubled yields for groundnut, maize and rice compared with the previous years’ yields.
  • Strengthened the technical and operational capacities of 14 000 project beneficiaries.
  • Increased food availability and contributed to improving the livelihoods of beneficiaries through increased food storage and the sale of production surplus.