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.
Somali Land: World Vision Somalia
Puntland: CARE Somalia
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
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.
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.