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

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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 of the USAID funded Partnership for Economic Growth implemented by DAI and has been working in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce. The handover […]


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 check eminent dangers that were coming from soils eroded hilly areas near farmland. The USAID helped […]


Somaliland:The Challenges of Somaliland Agriculture

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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 endeavors regarding formulation of policies on food self-sufficiency, by boosting domestic production of major food staples with technology transfer and mobilizations of […]


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 is the foundation, Ethiopia’s economy has long heavily relied on thriving coffee yields as its main cash crop. In recent years the […]


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 in central Mozambique and sugar and cotton fields in the northwest in separate projects covering 90 000ha, according to government spokesperson Henrique Banze. “The […]


Ethiopia in farming boom

Ethiopia has 1,600 hectares given over to floriculture (Pic: Jose Cendon/AFP/Getty)

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 through the export of flowers said Haileselassie Tekie Director General of the Ethiopian Horticulture Development Agency at a joint consultative workshop organized for the […]


Drought in the Horn – Somaliland’s Ministry portfolios may require reorganisation

The Horn of Africa is experiencing severe drought (IRIN)

The prolonged drought that is currently devastating the Horn of Africa is likely to have a long term impact. Pastoral and semi-pastoral communities have seen their lives blighted, with their livestock decimated as many traditional watering holes have long since dried up. The few haro (hand-dug wells) and ella (deep wells) along with various berkads […]


ETHIOPIA: Rush to buy deal of the century farmland

Karmjeet Sekhon, project manager for Indian food company Karuturi Global, with crops in Ethiopia's Gambella province. Photograph: John Vidal for the Guardian

Locals move out as international contractors seize opportunities offered by government to lease farmland at knockdown rates GAMBELLA — It’s the deal of the century: £150 a week to lease more than 2,500 sq km (1,000 sq miles) of virgin, fertile land – an area the size of Dorset – for 50 years. Bangalore-based food […]


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 Jibril Tukale, director-general of Somaliland’s Ministry of Agriculture, told IRIN: “We are very worried about low crop production, which can cause livelihood crises for poor agro-pastoralists in the main farmlands […]