PLANTING THE SEEDS OF A NEW ECONOMY
Food security is one of the greatest challenges facing Somalia, as the fragile peace situation exacerbates the loss of productive assets. HRDC empowers and builds community resilience by enabling food security through developing sustainable approaches to improving agricultural livelihoods. HRDC works to transfer technology and build capacity community based groups and among youth.
Additional interventions include providing productive agricultural assets and strengthening of community safety nets. Community safety nets include cash transfers, FFA, CFA, distribution of seeds and tools to help establish agricultural and other income generating activities (IGAs). Community/village savings and loans (VLSA) programs have grown from these activities and the IGAs develop local products that help promote better livelihoods. HRDC participates in liaison with external and internal markets to enable the community to access markets for their local products.