DJIBOUTI & SOMALILAND
Presence in the country:
Somaliland and Djibouti, both semi-arid and arid areas, are severely affected by climate change. The region suffers from water shortages due to irregular rainfall, which has serious consequences for pastoralists and agro-pastoralists. Their agricultural practices aren’t adapted to such weather conditions, their harvest decreases, and their goats and sheep have less and less food. In addition to a low income, this situation may lead to food insecurity in the region.
VSF Suisse is implementing a project funded by IFAD to improve the livelihoods of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in Somaliland and Djibouti.
What we do:
- Deliver technological packages to increase and stabilize the productivity of sorghum/maize based rainfed production systems and of fruits/vegetables irrigated based agriculture farming systems;
- deliver technological packages to increase and stabilize the productivity of rangelands and small ruminants;
- demonstrate and promote efficient watershed management technologies;
- improve the capacities of national research and extension staff to provide support services to pastoralists, agro-pastoralists and irrigation farmers