Urgent support needed by crisis–stricken farmers in CAR

Women process cassava for food preparation in Mbaiki, Central African Republic. Photo: FAO/Riccardo Gangale

Farmers in the Central African Republic (CAR) are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming April planting season, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The agency is warning that these resources are required in order to prevent further deterioration of the livelihoods of vulnerable populations.

Some 1.5 million people currently lack enough food due to ongoing fighting between rival militias.

Sandra Ferrari spoke with Jean Alexandre Scaglia, FAO's representative in the country's capital, Bangui.

She began by asking him to describe the situation for the most vulnerable communities.

Duration: 3'59"

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