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WFP and FAO Joint Resilience Programme in Somalia


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Titre : WFP and FAO Joint Resilience Programme in Somalia

Pays : Somalia

Date : 2019 -2020

Agence : Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Implementing organisation : Food and Agricultural Organisation

This joint intervention between WFP and FAO together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MoAI) and the farmers’ cooperatives will consolidates and complements FAO and WFP past and ongoing interventions for enhancing livelihoods, resilience and economic development. The project will combine capacity building support to smallholders and private sector organizations to enhance rural services based on public-private collaboration, creating better job opportunities, income, and livelihoods for smallholder farmers in selected agricultural crop value chains.

This project complements the ongoing work by FAO and WFP with cooperatives in rain-fed and riverine farming in Somalia that is addressing crop production, productivity, quality and market access issues. The project will strengthen the resilience of riverine and agro pastoralist by building their capacities to absorb and adapt to shocks and stressors in the food system. The project will also have a transformative effect on the resilience of food systems by supporting the development of sustainable local institutions to manage food production, post-harvest management and marketing. Further, the project will support development of the target value chains to improve effectiveness and efficiency.

The outcome of the proposed project will be to enhance food and nutrition security and incomes therefore improving resilience of communities to threats and crises. Within the rain-fed and riverine areas, the project will support 20 farming cooperatives, of up to 250 smallholder farmers in each group. These cooperatives will provide farmers the opportunity to move beyond subsistence farming with access to high quality inputs, extension services and links to high value market actors. By aggregating their supply and production needs, these farmer groups can achieve the economies of scale needed to access more profitable markets. When properly equipped and managed, farmer groups act as shock absorbers in times of crisis – through savings schemes, pooled resources and other support mechanisms.

Total committed amount : USD 4,758,934

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