Food security and Livelihoods

Food security and Livelihoods2018-08-06T09:47:17+00:00

Somalia has been in a state of anarchy and without central government for more than two decades, this state coupled with protracted drought and unpredicted floods has completely eroded the livelihood and purchasing power of the Somalia people particularly those living in southern Somalia.

It’s on this background that SFH focus on upgrading livelihood status, asset and creating resilience under the following themes:

Agricultural and livestock program- Enhancing Productivity and Asset

  • Seed Interventions
  • Tools and Inputs Interventions
  • Agricultural Interventions
  • Livestock Interventions- Re-stocking
  • Training of farmers on agricultural Productions (Pre & Post harvest techniques
  • Improved farm production

Economic recovery and Market systems

  • Rehabilitation of essential community infrastructure
  • Market infrastructure rehabilitations
  • Clearing of roads
  • Constructions of river embankments
  • Construction of canals

Cash, Voucher and Non-food programs-This is meant to improve purchasing power and choices, through:-

  • Cash transfers
  • Vouchers
  • Cash for work
  • Micro-finance

Food Aid- Provision of in-kind Assistance- This focuses on emergency situations, in partnership with WFP and FAO:

  • General food distributions (GFD)
  • Protection rations for pregnant and lactating women
  • Food for work programs (FFW)
  • Food for Assets (FFA)

NB:Through Integrated food security and livelihood programs, SFH has for the last 6years reached an estimated 670,000beneficiaries disaggregated by sex (Male, women, Boys and Girls), including 213,480 beneficiaries reached during 2011 famine in some part of southern Somalia.