One consequence of more than a decade of IDP camp life has been a severe reduction in the practice of subsistence
farming by residents. Consequently, internally displaced people often have a limited knowledge of new, hybrid crops
that can significantly increase their agricultural yields.
In response to this agricultural crisis, CARCs have now become the site for a new form of agricultural training. This
training educates residents in the cultivation of new sustainable varieties of fruits, vegetables, and medicinal plants.
Connect Africa provides seeds and clippings of hybrid mango, avocado, and guava plants that produce
substantiallyhigher yields and require less water than traditional crops. Additionally, the centers provide artemisia, aloe
vera, and neem seeds that can be used medicinally to fight water impurities, burns, malaria and many other treatable