By Goth Mohamed Goth
SomalilandPress-The Director General in the Ministry of Agriculture Mr. Abdullah Ismael Farah leading a ministerial delegation this week embarked on inspection tour of cooperative farms in Ilkaweyne district of Gabiley region.
The delegation during their inspection tour of the cooperative farms in illkaweyne district this week were shown farm produces grown through better crop production practices such peanuts , onions , sem sem, Sunflower oil, and sorghum.
The Director-general speaking to farmers in the area during the inspection tour said, “I happy to see through joint efforts the test project is finally bearing fruits and urge you to continue working together in a bid to reinforcing food resilience in Somaliland, I hope other regions in the country will follow suit.
Mr. Ahmed Yusuf Idriss, representing CONCERN Worldwide Somaliland said, “CONCERN Worldwide Somaliland works to provide sustainable home grown solutions to alleviate the food shortages and the lack of agriculture and food policy in Somaliland and at the same time focuses on promoting sustainable agricultural development in order to reduce food.
Since the introduction of appropriate crop production practices, Farmers in the area through their cooperatives and joint training by the Ministry of Agriculture and CONCERN Worldwide Somaliland have being able to ultimately increase domestic income and reduce foreign dependence.
CONCERN Worldwide Somaliland has been assisting rural communities in the Gabiley Region since 2011. This region is unique in comparison to other parts of Somaliland in that it has a relatively high agricultural potential due to a more favorable climate and soils conducive to crop production. A contextual analysis by CONCERN recommended efforts to promote appropriate agricultural technologies as they progressed in a four-year project (2012 – 2015) known as Strengthening Household Economy and Reinforcing Resilience in Somaliland (SHERRIS). They have recently engaged SATG for that technical assistance.