Agricultural Development Organization – ADO – was established in 1993 in Burao with a focus at the time on relief and rehabilitation in order to assist the returnee population who had their homes and livelihoods destroyed during the civil war in the 1980s.
Since its establishment, ADO has expanded its activities and has ventured into early recovery and development. ADO has its Head Office in Hargeisa with the regional branch offices in Burao, Borama and Erigavo of Togdheer, Awdal and Sanaag regions.
ADO is an active member of the main local umbrella groups, namely, NAGAAD and Solpaf and Sonsef. It also strongly collaborates with the Environment Network, Human Rights Network, and Food Security Network. Currently, the organization is in close partnership with UNDP, ISF, OCHA/CHF, NOVIB and Development Fund (DF) and Pharo Foundation.