Turkey supports development of Somali’s poultry industry with establish of modern farm

SOMALIA – Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Turkey’s leading development aid agency, has built a modern poultry farm with a total floor space of 198 sq. meters in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The poultry farm equipped with modern equipment, feed units, vaccines has a holding capacity of 1200 ATAK-S layer chicks. The initiative is part of the “Project for Developing Layer Poultry Farming in Somalia,” implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, and Zamzam University. Assoc.…

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GreenTec Capital backed start-up installs solar-powered desalination system in Somalia

SOMALIA – Boreal Light, a Berlin start-up company specializing in renewable energy solution for water treatment facilities has completed the installation of a solar-powered water desalination system in Oog, central Somalia. The off-grid system powered by integrated photovoltaic solar system is capable of supplying 1.5 m3 of water per hour to the locals through a kiosk. Other than providing drinking water it will also feed the region’s fishing ponds which have a capacity of holding 20,000 fish. The village of Oog is characterized as being at the mercy of monsoon…

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National Flour Mill Company inaugurates Somaliland’s first wheat flour mill

SOMALILAND – Alapala, one of the leading suppliers of flour milling equipment has completed the installation of the newest flour mill reference at the National Flour Mill Company in Somaliland . Being the first flour mill in the country, it was commissioned in April 2020 and has started operations. The mill has a processing capacity of 110,000 MT wheat annually, using hard and semi-hard wheat to produce high-quality bakery flour mainly domestic consumption. The whole equipment supply and installation of the plant is provided in turn-key basis by Alapala, including…

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AfDB approves US$1.5m emergency grant to curb desert locusts in Eastern Africa

EASTERN AFRICA – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank have approved a US$1.5 million emergency relief grant to assist nine countries in the East and Horn of Africa on the control of swarms of desert locusts that are threatening livelihoods and food security. The proposed assistance will be channelled to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), which has been mandated to mobilize resources on behalf of the African Union. IGAD is collaborating with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which is leading coordination of development partner…

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FAO receives US$10m towards fight against the East Africa desert locust infestation

EAST AFRICA – FAO has received a US$10 million donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the fight against the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as the UN agency expanded its appeal to more donors to help prevent the humanitarian crisis. “I want to thank the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its generous support as the Desert Locust threatens to provoke a humanitarian crisis,” Director-General QU Dongyu said.  “I urge other donors to follow their lead so we can protect rural livelihoods and assist farmers…

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Somalia’s revives banana industry with first export shipment to Saudi Arabia

SOMALIA – Somalia has resumed banana exports after decades of interrupted production of the crop. The first shipment of the fruits produced by Somali farmers was seen off at the Mogadishu port by Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Said Hussein Eid on Wednesday, 25th November 2019 heading to Saudi Arabia. The shipment consisted of two containers which will be followed by large scale export to other regional countries in forthcoming weeks. Confirmed is export to Turkey. Mr. Said urged Somali farmers to increase production as the government is working towards…

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Somalia’s aquaculture sector receives major boost from the FAO

SOMALIA – The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has handed over 12 fishing vessels with inboard diesel engines to Puntland State authorities in Somalia. “The vessels are another contribution from the Coastal Communities Against Piracy (CCAP) Project, generously funded by the European Union, which works to develop a vibrant fisheries sector that harnesses the great potential offered by Somalia’s coastline by providing decent employment opportunities young people along the fisheries value chain,” said John Purvis, FAO’s CCAP Project Manager in Somalia. The boats will be distributed among various…

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