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Agriculture to build livelihoods in Bossangoa
Following a catastrophic year of looting and destruction, farmers are returning to the fields to work and feed their families, starting again from scratch. Most farmers in the Central African Republic fled attacks from armed men during the 18-month conflict, losing crops, tools and cattle.
The Ouham province, around Bossangoa has been one of the most affected by the violence. Food insecurity there has reached 'humanitarian emergency' levels.
In order to save the agricultural campaign, FAO and NGO partners have distributed seeds (groundnut, maize and rice) and tools to 14 000 families in the Ouham province where the levels of food insecurity are among the highest in the country to boost the agriculture sector and improve the food and nutrition security.