la República Centroafricana

la República Centroafricana

Read more about FAO in emergencies and the crisis in Central African RepublicMore than 75 percent of the Central African Republic’s working population relies on agriculture, but years of conflict and instability have stifled economic growth, as well as reduced crop and livestock production. The security situation is not improving as violence continues to displace people. Others have returned to their villages, only to find their homes and farms in ruins. FAO is working to revitalize the country’s agriculture sector – from helping farmers supply markets with fresh and nutritious food to equipping young women and men with new skills in agriculture.

Boosting production and incomes

Insecurity and challenging living conditions have caused many people in the Central African Republic to leave their villages. The difficulties of earning an income in urban areas – not to mention pressure on already limited resources – make for an even more precarious situation. Many people living on the outskirts of cities, particularly women, grow vegetables or raise small livestock; however, the lack of training, organization and financing keep these activities from being profitable. FAO is working to increase vulnerable households’ access to quality seeds, tools and training and to assist them to organize into value chain groups – a move designed to expand their marketing opportunities.

Providing new skills in agriculture

Helping people affected by conflict find gainful employment is vital for any country’s recovery. FAO is doing precisely that in the Central African Republic by providing young women and men living in post-conflict zones with agricultural skills. Through various apprenticing centres, farmers are learning best practices for growing vegetables suitable to local conditions as well as raising small livestock such as pigs or goats. These skills not only boost their income potential but also ensure a supply of good quality produce in the markets.

Pinpointing food and nutrition insecurity

Malnutrition rates in the Central African Republic are high. In some areas, the global acute malnutrition rate exceeds the emergency threshold of 10 percent set by the World Health Organization. Having a clear picture of food insecurity throughout the country – being able to answer such questions as where, how severe, who and how many people affected – is crucial. FAO has been working with partners to improve food security analysis and decision-making in the country through the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification. Such analysis contributes to timely, more effective and strategic responses to the country’s food security needs.



More about the country

 -  to assist 1.1 million people FAO requires USD 49.1 million period January – December 2018                                 The Central African Republic is currently one of the world’s most serious humanitarian crises. As violence is more
 - Con las crisis provocadas por los conflictos y el cambio climático haciendo que -tras décadas de descenso- la cifra de víctimas del hambre en el mundo suba de more
 - To reduce household vulnerability by strengthening the agricultural livelihoods of crisis-affected communities in the in the Central African Republic.
 - Contribuer à l’amélioration de la sécurité alimentaire et de la nutrition à travers un appui à la relance de la production alimentaire, de la gestion des more
 - The Global Early Warning - Early Action System (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its EWEA. more
 - Las abundantes cosechas de cereales han incrementado el suministro mundial de alimentos, pero las sequías localizadas, inundaciones y conflictos prolongados han intensificado y perpetuado la inseguridad more
 - En Centrafrique, 4 ans après le coup d état qui a déclenché une explosion des violences entre plusieurs groupes armés, opposant notamment les anti-Balaka aux Seleka, more
 - Key points Insecurity in the Central African Republic has worsened. Clashes among various armed groups continue, particularly affecting the southeastern and northwestern areas, caused additional population displacements more
 - The Global Early Warning - Early Action System (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its EWEA. more
 - To support early warning mechanisms in the Central African Republic and assist vulnerable households in resuming their income-generating activities to increase their resilience.