Zacharie Kandego, 51, sits by the river in the town Rendekouzou. Two seed fairs are taking place nearby, organised by Concern. Here, neighbouring villages are invited to participate and buy seeds through vouchers Concern has distributed.
Many rural farmers have been unable to grow food since the conflict. At this fair people were able to buy sesame, corn, squash, paddy rice and groundnut with their vouchers. What’s more, the residents of neighbouring village Kama, as in other villages throughout CAR, have put in place a system of mutual aid. Villagers assist the households which do not have the capacity to cultivate their own fields themselves and help each other with the labour.