Somalia | Desert locust livelihood support

Somalia | Desert locust livelihood support
Apr 2021

The project targeted desert locust-affected areas in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda in alignment with the revised FAO Desert Locust Crisis Appeal for Rapid Response and Anticipatory Action in the Greater Horn of Africa. Activities were funded under Component 1: Curb the spread of desert locust; Component 2: Safeguard livelihoods and promote early recovery; and Component 3: Coordination and preparedness.

To protect the livelihoods of the most vulnerable, FAO provided desert locust-affected households with agricultural inputs (e.g. seeds, farming tools and supplementary livestock feed) and cash transfers in order to restore their productive capacities.

The input kits provided include a diverse set of seeds to ensure the production of a variety of nutritious foods to improve both the food security and nutrition status of beneficiaries. Seeds include those of staple crops (grains, legumes) as well as vegetables. Training to guarantee the adoption of good storage practices were also conducted.

Author: FAO in Somalia