Ethiopia

Regreening Africa is looking to turn the tide of land degradation in Somalia by promoting sustainable land management, particularly Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in arid and semi-arid areas, and other suitable agroforestry practices. A suit of practices that are contextually appropriate will be selected in conjunction with local communities, while ensuring the communities benefit economically through strengthening key tree-based value chains.

KEY FACTS

Regreening Targets

20,000 Ha
40,000 households

Sites

Somali land
Dweyne district

Awdac district

Puntland
Sanaag district

Karkar district
Bari district

Partners

Somali Land: World Vision Somalia

Puntland: CARE Somalia

ICRAF

Approaches to reversing land degradation

  • Community dialogues
  • Demonstration plots & exchange visits
  • Training extension agents on land restoration practices
  • Quality tree planting materials available at community level for desirable species selected by local communities to meet their needs
  • Strengthening community based producer and marketing groups for key priority tree-based value chains
  • Facilitate xeer (customary laws and practice) revitalization for common pool resource management

Project Sites

The project will target Odweyne and Baki districts, which are largely agro-pastoral with the majority of farmers rearing camel, goats and sheep which all depend on pasture.

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Expected Impacts

The project will target 39,400 households and 35,200 hectares in Somalia.

  • Increased income, food security and resilience among smallholder pastoralists and agro-pastoral communities in Somalia.
  • Reversed land degradation, improved forage and robust rangeland-based value chains.
  • Diversified sources of household nutrition and incomes from livestock and natural products.