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SIRA - Somalia Information and Resilience Building Action


Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

Titre : SIRA - Somalia Information and Resilience Building Action

Pays/Région : Somalie

Durée : 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2025

Rangeland degradation, drought and other effects of climate change are further exacerbating food insecurity in Somalia. Through the present intervention the communities’ resilience is increased by enhancing climate sustainable livestock production, fodder productivity and public service delivery leading to improved household incomes. Switzerland aims to support communities’ capacities to cope with climatic shocks and as such contributes to stability and peace in Somalia.

Projet en bref
* Contexte : Somalia currently experiences the worst drought in 40 years and a severe food insecurity situation resulting from it. The livestock sector provides food, household (HH) incomes and employment for an estimated 60% of the Somalia population. Sufficient fodder availability increases HH coping capacity, reduces livestock deaths during drought and hence keeps displacement rates low. Therefore, increasing fodder production and enhanced rangeland management – with a focus on women economic empowerment and participation in decision making – remain key. The Somalia government institutions have incrementally increased their capacities to take up service delivery roles from partners, however, their capacities remain weak. Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) and Somali Water & Land Information Management (SWALIM) projects provide the information that is crucial to Somalia national institutions and communities to better plan, respond to shocks and protect livelihoods for resilience building. Switzerland is well positioned to complement existing programmes with a structural development perspective, promoting the link between humanitarian and development initiatives.
* Objectifs  : Resilience for agro-pastoral households strengthened through improved livestock production and fodder productivity, and increased income from enhanced fodder value chains.
* Groupes cibles  : - Direclty benefitting are 68’000 pastoralists and (agro-) pastoralists across 35 villages (50% women) from the fodder value chain and natural resources management (NRM) interventions (new phase II are 23’000 individuals in 10 villages) as well as 30 government officials and 17 machine fabricators/artisans. - Indirectly benefitting are 141’000 individ-uals from NRM in the villages. - Early warning and early action infor-mation, provided through FSNAU and SWALIM, benefits the Somalia Government institutions, other national institutions, the larger Somali public and development partners, who can better plan and regulate drought emergencies and inform community resilience building.

Partenaires  : Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture

Budget de la Suisse  : CHF 6’045’000

Présentation : Coopération Suisse

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