16 May 2016, Dimbissi, Central African Republic - Simone Nzapabale displays seeds and food from FAO and WFP she received upon returning to her village after fleeing violence and bein displaced for more than a year. Nzapabale lost her husband in the crisis, after he was shot and killed by armed groups.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have begun providing seeds, hand tools and food to nearly 50,000 hungry farming families for this planting season in the most food-insecure areas of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). It coincides with the height of the lean season when household food stocks are typically lowest.
Under the 'seeds protection' initiative, FAO provides crop and vegetable seeds, while WFP provides groundnuts, maize, rice, sorghum, and beans to the same families.