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Rebuilding Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Somalia : Volume 1 - Main Report (English)

This joint report by the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is part of a wider set of economic and sector work being conducted by development agencies to assist Somalia in its further elaboration (through sector strategies and programs) and implementation of the current National Development Plan and its preparation of the next one. The report covers the historical performance of all major agricultural subsectors (livestock, crops, forestry, and fishing) and the status of agro-processing. It also analyzes the subsectors' key medium- and long-term development constraints, challenges, potential for growth, and policy and investment options. Weak institutions, insecurity, a persistent insurgency, dilapidated infrastructure, environmental degradation, and climate change are major obstacles to Somalia's economic development,especially in the Southern regions. These challenges and the recent severe drought-related crises notwithstanding, agriculture is and will remain central to the country's economic development.


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    Zanini,Gianni, D'Alessandro,Stephen Paul, Phipps-Ebeler,Verena, Ngumbau,Catherine Mwende, Sanginga, Pascal, Seevinck, Julia, Cherrou, Yamina, Read, Andrew, Akester, Stephen

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    Volume 1 - Main Report

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    Crop; Civil War; drought; absence of economies of scale; hides and skins; Fisheries; Management of Natural Resources; introduction of control measure; national development plan; economic and sector work; Food Security and Nutrition; livestock subsector; economic growth prospects; production and export; flood control infrastructure; gum and resins; international development community; water; rural transportation infrastructure; rural area; production system; crop cultivation; crop production; main urban center; civil society institution; rangeland use policy; livestock production system; contribution to livelihood; economic growth opportunity; production of charcoal; lack of education; constraints to growth; intergovernmental fiscal relation; access to farm; surface water availability; lack of water; soil fertility management; secure property right; source income; source of income; inefficient water use; lack of security; maintenance and repair; international development agency; source of revenue; sea surface temperature; area under irrigation; high youth unemployment; cost of transport; human capacity building; international development partner; rapid population growth; crop and livestock; severe environmental degradation; Rule of Law; extreme weather event; mobile phone service; peak demand period; gross production value; private sector investor; private sector provision; land tenure arrangements; impact of climate; extreme rainfall events; effect on health; access to water; incidence of poverty; animal health program; Agriculture



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Zanini,Gianni D'Alessandro,Stephen Paul Phipps-Ebeler,Verena Ngumbau,Catherine Mwende Sanginga, Pascal Seevinck, Julia Cherrou, Yamina Read, Andrew Akester, Stephen

Rebuilding Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture in Somalia : Volume 1 - Main Report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.