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Enhanced Resilience and Food and Nutrition Security in Kémo and Ouaka Districts (PARSANKO)

$15.4 million to sustainably improve the resilience, livelihoods, and incomes of vulnerable populations and rural communities in areas that are in an ongoing food security crisis.
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Challenge

Emerging from the most violent conflict in its history, poverty in the Central African Republic (CAR) is remains very high in 2019 with 75% of the population living below the international poverty line (USD 1.90 per day). The agricultural sector remains the backbone of the economy, with more than 50% of the national wealth, 75% of which is national food consumption, and provides 75% of the jobs of the working population. Recurrent periods of insecurity and political crisis have had serious consequences, particularly in rural areas. Many farmers have left their lands and others have lost access to agricultural inputs and agro-pastoral markets.

Solution

The Enhanced Resilience and Food and Nutrition Security in Kémo and Ouaka Districts (PARSANKO) will focus on contributing to the sustainable improvement of food security and nutrition of the population in the districts of Kémo and Ouaka. The project will sustainably improve the resilience, livelihoods and incomes of vulnerable populations and rural communities.

Project Status

Under Preperation

Country

  • Central African Republic

Funding

Public

Focus area

  • Fragility

Supervising entity

  • AfDB
  • FAO