Central African Republic - Situation report October 2016

Central African Republic - Situation report October 2016
Oct 2016

Key points

  • Without support to revitalize the agriculture sector (crops, forestry, livestock and fishery), many former combatants and youths will not be able to find jobs and reintegrate into their communities, remaining extremely vulnerable and compromising peace efforts in the country.
  • According to results of the latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) analysis, released in August 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.
  • FAO will extend the increased support to the Central African Republic with the application of Level 3 protocols until 31 December 2016, as the scale, scope, urgency and complexity of the situation is deemed a corporate priority based on the Organization’s mandate.
  • 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.