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CAR Conflict Challenges Food Production

The past several years of sectarian violence following a 2013 coup have left the Central African Republic’s agricultural sector devastated. Agriculture once made up 54 percent of the GDP, but, since the onset of the crisis, food production has plummeted, and food prices in the market have skyrocketed -- compromising the sustainability of agriculture and foreshadowing a deeper food crisis. "Here we tried to grow green beans. But the seeds were of poor quality," stated one farmer,...

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