Central African Republic - Situation report December 2016

Central African Republic - Situation report December 2016
Dec 2016

Key points

  • According to results of the latest IPC analysis and its projection until the end of 2016, there’s an alarming deterioration of the food security situation with 40 percent of the total population severely food insecure.
  • Food security assessments carried out by FAO, in collaboration with WFP, government agencies and Food Security Cluster partners, indicated that compared with pre-crisis levels, cereal production decreased by 70 percent, fisheries’ output is down by 40 percent, and cattle population has declined by 46 percent.
  • Following elections, concluded at the beginning of 2016, the Government has developed with the support of FAO and its partners, a five year National Plan for Recovery and Peace-building (RCPCA), to gradually transition from humanitarian assistance to rehabilitation and resilience strategy. It is critical to support the Government in its effort to restore the agriculture sector to allow farming families to improve their capacity to produce, secure access to food and generate sufficient income to strengthen their livelihoods.
  • The importance to rehabilitate, protect and increase the resilience of agriculture and livelihoods have been largely recognized by the Government and its partners as a key factor for socio-economic development and peace stabilization. Successfully supporting the 2017 agricultural campaign is critical to improve food security, increase the availability of food and contribute to lowering food prices.