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Supporting Pastoralism and Agriculture
in Recurrent and Protracted Crises

Pastoralism is one of the main livelihood options for millions in this East African country of 15.5 million people.  Livestock production and exports are an important part of Somalia’s economy, as is farming – with around 83 per cent of the working population employed in agriculture.

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Local community members tend to their livestock in Lower Shabelle, Somalia. Publications

Rapid Assessment of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

A new report explores the impact of the restricted Hajj 2020 on livestock exports through and from Somalia. It aims to inform future FCDO humanitarian and resilience-building programming in Somalia.

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A girl stands watch over a herd of goats at Bakara Animal Market in Mogadishu. Features

One more of life’s difficulties: the impacts of Covid-19 on livelihoods in Somalia

How are rural families in Somalia dealing with the impacts of Covid-19? SPARC speaks to farmers, agropastoralists, pastoralists and traders.