This campaign generates greater income &uplifts farming communities out of poverty by planting high-quality organic fruit &N-fixing trees.BUDO and cooperatives raise the trees in community-managed nurseries and then distribute them to farmers and schools in Yucub-Somalia. Beneficiaries of the new project are 150 households, 50 female and 100 male. project will cover include Tamarindus indica, Sesban sesbania,Tamarinda mentalis, Zisphus,moritaniana, Gliricidia sepium,NEEM tree, Lemond, date,olive
Farmers are compelled by market forces to transition from growing the traditional staples of maize and sorghum. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, these staples are grown on 60% of agricultural land, yet account for only 15-20% of agricultural revenue. This condition creates enormous demand on fruit and N-fixing trees. Hiiran region Somalia is experiencing alarming levels of erosion, desertification, deforestation, flash floods, desert locust and vulnerability to climate change.
Land for nurseries is lent in-kind by the local farmers, universities, and cooperatives. Communities identified this project a priority during participatory meetings and determined the tree varieties in the campaign. Trees are monitored via GPS coordinates and maps are constructed and shared with partners. Farmers plant and maintain the trees, and are the sole beneficiaries of the income.
Fruit and N-fixing trees planting launches the transformational change in rural Hiiran,Somalia, where majority of poverty is concentrated.The program &its partnerships also incorporate creating community-managed value-added enterprises of raw products,securing organic certification, installing irrigation infrastructure to maximize water efficiency,building local technical skills,seizing trade opportunities,strengthening cooperatives to manage sustainable agriculture,reinvest in human development
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).