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Somalia | Protecting the livelihoods of agro/pastoralists affected by desert locusts

Dec 2021

The Global Network against Food Crises Partnership Programme is a EUR 70 million project signed between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Partnerships on 27 July 2018 and funded by the European Union.

In order to facilitate the management and monitoring of programme activities, as well as to ensure the highest levels of accountability, the programme has been setup within an umbrella structure with a number of projects to capture specific subsets of activities and deliverables.

In Somalia, FAO implemented a project under the programme which aimed to protect the livelihoods of agro/pastoralists in response to the desert locust invasion that led to pasture for livestock being limited. The project was designed to distribute range cubes as supplementary feed for households’ livestock. It targeted 7 500 agro/pastoral households in the Awdal and Togdheer regions of Somaliland. Each household registered for the project received 120 kg of range cubes (six bags of 20 kg each). The feed blocks enabled the livestock to cope with reduced grazing pasture and supported the farmers for a period of two months.

Project code: GCP/GLO/951/EC

Author: FAO