Somaliland: World Vision Project Enhances Resilience of Communities in Odweine

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 Community members working together at harvesting which is part of the resilience project that has contributed to improved food security at household level ensuring children enjoy good health and are well nourished in parts of Somaliland

By:Marion Aluoc/World vision
Somaliland sun- Somaliland: Enhancing resilience in Somaliland communities is a project in Odweyne that is implemented by World Vision through funding from Australia DFAT. This is a SomReP project and it is in its second year of implementation. The project was implemented in Beerato, Ceelsame, Odweyne, Qalcato and Gatitaley villages. The goal of the project is to “increase the resilience of chronically vulnerable pastoral, agro-pastoral and peri-urban communities in Odweyne district.”

The sorghum locally known us Masange was cultivated communally or individually. For those who cultivated in groups, they were grouped per household. During harvesting each household gave one of their strong family members to come and help in the harvesting. The household that did not have anyone to help in the harvesting paid 5 USD for labour. After harvesting they will divide equally what they will get.

This project has contributed to improved food security at household level ensuring children enjoy good health and are well nourished. The agricultural inputs provided, construction of water harvesting structures and capacity building training contributed to increase in household crop and livestock production and for diversification of income. View Infographic

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