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Central African Republic: Food Security Cluster, Saving the 2014 Agricultural Campaign, 15 May 2014

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  • Almost 90 percent of seeds procured are already pre-positioned in the provinces for NGOs to distribute to farmers
  • Over 11 500 out of nearly 80 000 targeted households have already received agricultural inputs
  • Partnering with 16 national and international NGOs in 14 provinces
  • Distributions will be on time for the planting season which stretches until June as per official agricultural calendar
  • WFP is providing food rations to prevent seed consumption as hunger gap period is at its highest now
  • More than 35 percent of the seeds are procured from farmers in CAR
  • Transport costs have already doubled due to insecurity
  • Security is our main challenge to reach farming communities in northern provinces