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TRAINING REPORT UNDERSTANDING COOPERATIVES STAFF OF ADO,ISF AND FARMERS OF SOMALILAND

ADO  in collaboration with ISF are currently planning a four years food security project in Togdheer and Maroodi-jeex regions of Somaliland. The major focus of the project is on utilizing collective action to address common social and economic problems by forming cooperatives. The training was focused on the process of new agriculture cooperative development and examining cases of existing agriculture cooperatives in the project target areas.

The training targeted the ADO and  ISF  staff, and Farmers representatives from existing farmers’ cooperatives in the target villages in proper methods of formation, running  and management of cooperatives who are involved in the ‘enhancing the food security of agro pastoral and pastoral community of the Somaliland’ programme activities.  It was designed to build the capacities of these staff and farmers representatives in ensuring the sustainability of cooperative activities in the programme / project areas.

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FINAL PROJECT REPORT Enhancing Rural Livelihood Initiative Project Qaloocato And Galoolay Settlements Odweine District Togdheer Region Funded by Development Fund from January 01, 2011 – July 31, 2011

 

ADO had been in partnership with DF for the last 3 years. Starting from 2009 up to now, ADO had successfully implemented two projects with DF in the agriculture sector. The main objective of the implemented projects were to increase local food production capacities and raise the income levels of 100 returnee farmers in Gatiitaly agro-pastoral settlement in 2009. Apart from this in 2010 ADO undertook another project in Galooley and Galoocato valleys that aimed to improve the livelihood opportunities, resilience and food security of rural communities (men, women and children) through the adoption of more productive and sustainable resource management practices that are technically feasible and socio-economically viable. 

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Baseline study for ISF/ADO project: “Enhancing the food security of agro pastoral and pastoral community in Somaliland”

Somaliland is a predominantly dryland state, both hyper-arid and semi-arid and is traditionally agro-pastoral economy. The last 30 years, has witnessed a dramatic change in the socio-economy of this agro-pastoral economy. This is triggered by the breakdown of wet and dry seasons, grazing patterns, loss of the natural bio-diversity, recurring droughts, and change of land use. This in turn has had negative implications on crop and livestock production and subsequently negatively accelerated livelihood and poverty trends.Overtime, most people in rural areas turn to the excessive exploitation of the scarce natural resources, particularly charcoal production in order to generate supplementary income. Maintenance of sustainable livelihood systems in both agriculture and pastoral economy remains a key challenge to development agencies and stakeholders.

Despite the changes that have taken place over the years, still, agriculture is the second main productive sector accounting for 25% of employment and giving livelihood to about 60% of the rural population.

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Final Completion Report Improve Crop Production Capacity and Food Security for the Poor Farmer Households Project Laas Anod District, Sool Region, Somaliland Funded by DF pilot project October 2011 – December 2011

Crop Farming is less than ever a priority to the people of Sool region than the production of livestock- the principle source of food, the central pillars in the nation’s economic structure. The most fundamental method of uplifting rural populations’ economic status is to decrease vulnerability of the marginalized community members to the existing natural and manmade calamities. The pilot project in Lasanod originated from the close cooperation between Kaalmo Diaspora organization and Development fund in Norway and later joined with Agriculture Development Organization as implementing partner. 

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FINAL PROGRESS REPORT ON ENHANCE FOOD AND WATER SECURITY AT HAAHI PRIMARY BOARDING SCHOOL EDUCATION PROJECT FUNDED BY DF/SUMBUL July 01, 2012 – November 30, 2012

 

Haahi is a small rural town, located about 70 kilometers west of Burao town and is approximately 120 kilometers south east of Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland. The ecological and livelihood system of Haahi can be classified as pastoral and agro-pastoral ecosystems which support domestic livestock production and subsistence rain fed agriculture production. In the rain fed agriculture system the main produce are cereal crops. Agricultural production in Haahi dates back to the 1920s. At the time a small number of religious groups (Dariiqo) came together and setup Koranic schools and agricultural activities along the downstream delta of Daldawan Dry River from Golis mountains in Haahi town.

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Final Report Strengthening Sustainable Pastoral and agro-pastoral Economy in Arid lands In Somaliland Project Odweine District, Togdheer Region Funded by Development Fund from January 01, 2012 - December 31, 2012

 

ADO had undertaken the implementation of the project aimed at contributing towards the sustainable growth of the economy and leading to the creation of new sustainable livelihood opportunities in Haahi and Asha-ado villages in Odweine District. Based on this ADOhad successfully implemented two projects with DF (Norway) in the agriculture sector. The main objective of the implemented projects were to increase local food production capacities and raise the income levels of 50 returnee farmers in Gatiitaly agro-pastoral settlement in 2009. Apart from this in 2010 ADO undertook another project in Galoolay and Qaloocato valleys in 2011 which

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