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Mitigating and responding to growing food security threats in Somalia

Mitigating and responding to growing food security threats in Somalia

Full title of the project:

Mitigating and responding to growing food security threats in Somalia

Target areas:

Somalia. 

Recipient:
Contribution:
USD 643 500
01/10/2020-31/03/2021
Project code:
OSRO/SOM/012/UK
Objective:

To strengthen food security, nutrition and livelihoods in Somalia and improve resilience to future shocks.

Key partners:
  • Federal Government of Somalia: Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation; Ministry of Livestock, Forestry and Range; Ministry of Health and Human Services; and Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.
  • Puntland: Ministry of Livestock and Animal Husbandry; Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Climate Change; Ministry of Health; Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation; Ministry of Interior and Local Government; and Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management Agency.
  • Other Federal Member States (Galmudug, Hirshabelle, Jubaland and South West): Ministries of Agriculture, Livestock, Health and Humanitarian Affairs.
  • Somaliland: Ministry of Agriculture Development; Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development; Ministry of Health Development; National Disaster Preparedness and Food Reserve Authority; and Ministry of Planning and National Development.
  • Local Universities: University of Hargeisa, Somaliland; Puntland State University, Puntland.
Beneficiaries reached:

Government ministries, local universities, United Nations agencies, local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and resource partners.

Activities implemented:
  • Trained 35 government and local university faculty staff in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) awareness and analysis.
  • Supported the participation of 61 staff from government bodies and local universities in seasonal assessments.
  • Conducted weekly monitoring of 71 markets across Somalia and disseminated the resulting analysis to users through Monthly Market Updates.
  • Conducted rainfall, river level and vegetation cover monitoring on a ten-day and monthly basis and shared the resulting information and analyses with stakeholders through monthly climate updates and briefing presentations.
  • Conducted the 2020 post-Deyr (October-December) countrywide assessment.
  • Conducted the 2021 Jilaal (January-March) food impact assessment in rural livelihoods across Somalia.
  • Produced 40 information products, including monthly climate and market updates, quarterly nutrition updates, food security and nutrition briefs and food security outlook reports, and disseminated information products to stakeholders through the FSNAU website and electronic mailing lists.
  • Provided both regular and ad hoc briefings on the current and emerging food security and nutrition situation in Somalia to the Somalia Food Security Cluster and partners, the Somalia Nutrition Cluster and partners, the Somalia Humanitarian Country team and other stakeholders.
Impact:
  • Strengthened the technical and organizational capacity of government and faculty staff through trainings and experience of seasonal assessments.
  • Ensured the timely development of food security and nutrition information and analysis for emergency response, early warning and early action.
  • Improved policy and strategy capacity to inform long-term development planning and resilience.
  • Informed Somalia’s annual Humanitarian Response Plans for 2020 and 2021.
  • Strengthened food security and nutrition analysis units within appropriate federal state government institutions.
  • Continued to enhance awareness by providing timely and relevant information to key stakeholders through the FSNAU website, dashboard and Early Warning-Early Action database.