Archive for the ‘Agriculture’ Category

Somalia: End the cycle of drought through agricultural development

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Food security, Somalia, Uncategorized | No Comments »

In Somalia, for generations the agricultural sector has played a significant role in the national economy, it remains second to the livestock sector in terms of GDP. On 15th October, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Federal Government of Somalia in ...

Pioneering Lasting Change

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Somalia | No Comments »

Community Managed Disaster Risk Management in Ethiopia and Somaliland The Cross border region of Somaliland and Somali region of Ethiopia is characterized by vulnerability to drought. The increase in the intensity and frequency of drought has resulted in the erosion ...

Preventing a crisis in Somalia becoming a catastrophe

Thursday, May 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

[caption id="attachment_7197" align="alignnone" width="569" caption="Babies in Somalia are at the highest risk of dying on their day of birth worldwide. Photo: Oxfam"][/caption] 2.9 million Somalis are in humanitarian need while the world looks the other way

International Women’s Day; Celebrating our “Humming Birds” across our region

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Burundi, Conflict, Countries, DR Congo, Drought, Education, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Food security, GROW campaign, Gender, Governance, Health, Humanitarian assistance, ICT 4 Development, Kenya, Land, Pan Africa, Peacebuilding, Refugees/IDPs, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

To mark International Women's Day in HECA. We are celebrating all things women for the next 10 days. Women who have inspired our work in their own special way...women doing small things for a bigger impact within and for their ...

So close and yet so far: What does having the largest underground water reserves in Kenya really mean for the people of Turkana?

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Governance, Kenya, Land, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

In September 2013, UNESCO and the Government of Kenya announced the discovery of massive groundwater reserves under Turkana, Kenya.1 This arid and semi arid county in the far [caption id="attachment_6982" align="alignright" width="510" caption="A pastoralist herding his goats, Turkana North"][/caption]

Direct Response: Addressing The Needs in Somalia

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Food security, Peacebuilding, Somalia, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

Situation in brief

In Our Words – Voices from Lower Shebelle

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Drought, Food security, Peacebuilding, Photos, Somalia, Uncategorized, Water/sanitation, Women's rights | No Comments »

What it’s all about Lower Shebelle region in Somalia is named after the Shebelle River which passes through it. It is ideal for farming as it contains fertile agricultural land and is located in the highland areas which enjoy longer farming ...

Right Direction – The Journey to sustainable support in Somalia

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Climate change, Conflict, Countries, Displacement, Drought, Education, Food security, Multimedia, Peacebuilding, Photos, Refugees/IDPs, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

The journey has begun

Press Release: Somalia Region Hit by Cyclone Urgently Needs Aid, Agencies Say

Friday, November 29th, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Climate change, Displacement, Food security, Health, Somalia, Water/sanitation | No Comments »

People are in dire need of food, clean drinking water and shelter Over 100,000 people devastated by the recent cyclone in Somalia are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, aid agencies report. The tropical cyclone that hit the Puntland region of ...

Farming Support in Lower and Middle Juba

Thursday, November 21st, 2013 Posted in Agriculture, Aid, Conflict, Countries, Drought, Education, Food security, Land, Photos, Somalia | No Comments »

Oxfam and local partner WASDA supported local farmers in Jilib with funding from the European Commission of  Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO). Farmers received seeds and farming tools, and benefitted from rehabilitated river embankments adjacent to farming fields. Agriculture plays ...