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By Qalinle Hussein On Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Reflections From Rwanda: Investing In One of the World’s Fastest-Growing Economies

“Welcome to the pride of every farmer in this province,” said Angelique Karekezi during my first trip to Rwanda in 2005. She was 25 at the time, and I recall my visit as if it were yesterday. We had traveled More...

By MGoth On Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Somalis need to learn lessons from the legacy of land grabbing in Africa

“Aduunyo Jowhar Ka Joog, Aakhirana Janno” is one of the quotes Somalis use to describe the beauty of the country’s agricultural land. Today, Somalia’s farmland similar to its neighbouring countries is in More...

By MGoth On Saturday, January 17th, 2015

10 Ethiopia fun facts you should know

If anybody talks about Ethiopia, people only think about famine, marathon champions and coffee. But Ethiopia is much more than starvation and skinny men running. In fact, it is the main source of the longest river More...

By MGoth On Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Somaliland:Ministry of Agriculture Mobilizes Locust Control Teams to Worst Affected Areas

By Goth Mohamed Goth The Minister of Agriculture Prof. Farah Elmi Mohamed Geedole  speaking today said “The country is reeling against the fear of impending locust infestation getting out of control and wreaks More...

By MGoth On Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Somaliland:The USAID Partnership for Economic Growth program –hands over to the Ministry of Commerce-Two offices furniture, computer equipment and business registration software

The USAID Partnership for Economic Growth program today  handed over to the Ministry of Commerce, Somaliland two furnished offices with computer equipment and a business registration software. This project is part More...

By MGoth On Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Somaliland: Historical Decline of Somaliland Agriculture

I read the article written by Mr. Abdirahman, and I consider it a reminder of how one of our vital economic sectors remains untapped. If we go back during civilian rule of ex-Somalia, emphasis was waged on how to More...

By MGoth On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Somaliland:The Challenges of Somaliland Agriculture

Somaliland needs badly agricultural policy encouraging technology transfer to increase local crop productions both for small scale farmers and large scale farmers in the country. It is not an easy task; it requires More...

Ferhan shows off his kale from his farm in Ruqi
By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Somaliland Farmers Learn Math, Reading, and Agricultural Skills

Ferhan shows off his kale from his farm in Ruqi (photo/GoodFood World). (NOTE: We believe this article is important and warrants publication because of its value highlighting the plight of East African farmers. More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Ethiopia records its first banana exports

DIRE DAWA — The Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency (EHDA) this week celebrated a key milestone as the east African nation began exporting bananas for the first time ever. In a nation where agriculture More...

By Sahra Farah On Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Mozambique projects to create 4 000 jobs

MAPUTO — Mozambique’s government said on Wednesday it has approved two investment projects in forestry and agriculture worth $660m that will create around 4 000 jobs. Two companies will run plantations More...

Ethiopia has 1,600 hectares given over to floriculture (Pic: Jose Cendon/AFP/Getty)
By Qalinle Hussein On Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Ethiopia in farming boom

ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia earned US$92 million from the export of fruits, vegetables and flowers in the last five months according to the Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency. US$74.5 million was acquired More...