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Agriculture in Somalia

  • Africa's Economic Future Depends on Its Farms

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 At the same time as the economies of Nigeria and South Africa recently rebounded, it wasn't oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and additional sustainable agricultural increase is crucial not only to the continent's economy, but as well to its ability to feed and employ its surging people. Agriculture still accounts for a quarter of gross domestic product and as much as two-thirds of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, agricultural increase has the biggest impact on non-farm gain and reducing poverty.
  • Local Fishermen From Mudhug Region Cry Foul Over Foreign Vessels

    SOMALIA, 2013/05/12 Local fishermen from Mudhug region have expressed their anger towards oppression from foreign ships at regions coastline. Nur Mohamed Siyad, a local fisherman who contacted Shabelle media said that foreign vessels congested the whole coastline and conducted illegal fishing at the regions coastline. He added that the foreign ships threaten locals and put locals' lives in danger.
  • Africa: Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, inclunding supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.
  • The al-Jazira animal health facilit

    SOMALIA, 2012/12/31 Amount livestock at the facility undergoes evaluation and treatment to ensure it passes international health safety standards formerly they are approved by the government for live export, said Mohamed Mohamud, director of agricultural development at the Ministry of Natural Resources. The facility, which was opened on July 28th in a ceremony attended by former President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, is owned by private Somali investors and is managed under the supervision and guidance of the Somali Ministry of Natural Resources, he said.
  • Somaila hopes to resume banana exports

    SOMALIA, 2012/12/20 Somalia is hoping to resume exports of bananas, after 20 years of inactivity in the sector. Fruit Som said they plan to form an umbrella arm for Somali growers so they can meet foreign market demands according to Mogadishu-based Shabelle media. Sheikh Osman, the Chief of Fruit Som, said he hopes to work with hundreds of small farmers to grow and pick the fruit, and ensure they meet foreign markets’ requirements.