Group photo: Farmer associations training workshop with UNHCR head office Hargeisa, ADO increaseing the institutional capacity buiding at the community and organizatioin level promoted to become self sustain and attain organization objectivies.
Improve crop production capacity and food security for the poor farmer house holds funded by DF/Diaspora projects
Method demonstration excercise that farmer are Tillage operation with troctor in Qaloocato village
show cereal crop & pacing and rowing to minimize competition
Enhancing the food security of pastoral and agropastoral community in Somaliland 2012-2015 project (Beer and Beerato villages of Burao and Odweine districts of Togdheer region Funded by ISF
Provision of tractor hours to Beer & Beerato Community Mobilization in March 2012
In recent years, the concept of farmer empowerment has increasingly become an important part of the development agenda being widely regarded as the most sustainable approach to helping poor farmers in becoming more productive.
In fact, farmer empowerment is widely accepted as a precondition for demand-driven development with farmers articulating their demands. Hence, farmer associations have the potential for providing a common platform for joint action through which small-scale farmers can gain the advantage of economy of scale in accessing services and markets.
Moreover, farmer empowerment supports farmers
The devastating civil war in the 1980s virtually scarred every aspect of the Somali people, destroying most of the country's basic infrastructure. The livelihood means and the absorptive capacity of communities – particularly the resilience and adaptability of basic services - were also shattered.
When the returnees came back home after the civil war had ended, they were faced with a very bleak future finding their houses and livelihoods destroyed. Durable reintegration projects tailored to their circumstances were urgently needed in order to avoid the returnee dependency