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By SomalilandPress On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Somalia:European Union commits to action at the World Humanitarian Summit

European Commission – Press release European Union commits to action at the World Humanitarian Summit Brussels, 23 May 2016 At the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the European Union has committed to More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

The fertile roots of Rwanda’s green revolution

Less than a decade ago, most Rwandans experienced hunger three months of the year. Now, most of the country is food secure, in part because farmers can access yield-enhancing fertilisers and profitable markets to More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Teff, Ethiopia’s nutritious grain

By Elaine Gordon Although teff has been a staple of traditional Ethiopian cooking for thousands of years, this gluten-free grain is quickly climbing to super-grain status in our country. (Watch out, quinoa.) Teff 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 Thursday, April 1st, 2010

SOMALIA: Al-Shabab claims credit for Somali food boom

MOGADISHU (Somalilandpress) — Rich crop fields are sprouting up across Southern Somalia after heavy rains brought an end to a prolonged drought in the region. According to the UN, this season’s expected More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, March 11th, 2010
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UN Food Agency Welcomes Any Probe Into Somalia Aid

ROME, 11 March 2010 (Somalilandpress) – A U.N. food agency said Thursday it will cooperate with any independent probe into its food operations in Somalia, after a report found that up to half the food aid More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, March 7th, 2010

How food and water are driving a 21st-century African land grab

We turned off the main road to Awassa, talked our way past security guards and drove a mile across empty land before we found what will soon be Ethiopia‘s largest greenhouse. Nestling below an escarpment of More...

By Hassan Ali On Sunday, March 7th, 2010
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The Bullets Find Us No Matter What

In south and central Somalia, there is nowhere to escape from the worsening conflict between the rebels and the pro-government forces, which has displaced hundreds of thousands of people, mostly women and children. More...

By Hassan Ali On Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Somali Pirates’ New Land Tactics Worry UN

New land tactics being employed by Somali pirates may be a cause for concern, a UN spokesman told the BBC. Peter Smerdon said three trucks and their drivers were being held in the pirate town of Eyl after delivering More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Sunday, February 28th, 2010

SOMALIA: Appeasing bureaucrats, gangs first—helping drought-stricken Somalis second

Whether it is anarchic Somalia or other corrupted African nations, before the World Food Program (WFP) feeds drought-devastated locals: catering to the needs of the government officials as well as the local gangs More...

By Abdiqani On Friday, February 26th, 2010

SOMALILAND DROUGHT: Food Distribution to Resume in Baki District

PRESS RELEASE Food distribution by World Vision has resumed in Baki district, Somaliland, after suspected cases of loss of food aid resulted in temporary suspension of the Baki food programme in December 2009. Investigations More...

By Hassan Ali On Thursday, February 18th, 2010

WFP Imports Food Aid Through Berbera Port

HARGEISA, 18 February 2010 (Somalilandpress) – The United Nations Food Program (WFP) has officially started to bring and distribute food aid through Berbera port. It was last week when hundreds of trucks moved More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Harvest concerns in parts of Somaliland

HARGEISA, July 8 2009 (Somalilandpress) — Authorities in Somalia’s self-declared republic of Somaliland are worried about a bad harvest and potential livelihood crisis for poor agro-pastoralists. Abdikader More...