ASK DR. HUSSEIN

ASK DR. HUSSEIN

We are excited to announce the launch of this channel, Ask Dr. Hussein. It is dedicated to answering questions often asked by the public. If you have any questions, please fill in the form above. We highly encourage to limit your questions to the field of agriculture and livestock. Due to the volume of questions that we generally receive, we will only select few that are relevant to the topic and matters for the people of Somalia.

The forum below allows individuals to leave comments, suggestions, and feedback. We highly encourage other experts in the field of agriculture to participate in responding to the inquiries left in the comments section.

Research Scientist (genetics and plant breeding)

GMO (Genetically Modified Organism)

GMO GU MUXU YAHAY?

DR. HUSSEIN (SOMALI)

SATG MA ISTICMASHA GMO?

DR. HUSSEIN (SOMALI) 

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GMO GA FAA'IDO MU LEEYAHAY MISE QASARO?

DR. HUSSEIN (SOMALI) – NEW!

SOMALIA DROUGHT CRISIS

ABAARAHA SOMALIA SIDE LOOGA BIXI KARA?

DR. HUSSEIN (SOMALI)

DROUGHT: STRATEGIES FOR MEDIUM AND LONG-TERM INTERVENTIONS

Somalia is a country prone to drought. In recent years the frequency and severity of drought is increasing, therefore, its important to take the following actions:

  1. Take the advantage of good years where the rainfall is high. This can be done in two ways: a) increase the production per unit area; b) increase the cultivation in the total land area.
  2. Use of varieties that are resilient to drought. Varieties that mature in short duration and resist more to drought.  For example, Filsan Mungbean matures in 50 days.
  3. Use soil and water conservation technologies such as minimum tillage to reduce moisture loss from the soil. Drip irrigation is a good example of water conservation technology.
  4. Digging more wells and watersheds in addition to the use of water harvesting and water conservation technology.
  5. Grow fodder crops and introduce bailing technology to conserve fodder for a long period of time.
  6. Use of proper storage facilities to conserve both grain and fodder
  7. Early planting “Jilaal Dabow” and use of good agricultural practices such as timely weeding and crop rotation will make the crop to become more resilient to drought.

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION IN SOMALIA

CAN SOMALIA FEED ITSELF?

DR. HUSSEIN (ENGLISH)

AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION IN SOMALIA?

DR. HUSSEIN (ENGLISH)

9 Comments

  1. Abdi ghani

    I am glad that Dr.Hussein has taken time out of his busy schedules and given us the opportunity to ask him questions. Your contribution to our homeland is highly appreciated. Thanks very much!

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  2. Abdirisak Abdilahi Mohamed

    Iam asking Dr Hussein mostly the challenge of somali farmers is insects and i show a farm that cultivate water melon it attacks the insect and very damage the plant then my question is what’s the real solution that control that insect I need suitable control of this insect iam not need chemical control iam interesting biological control

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Dr. Hussein

      Insects and diseases are among the major constraints facing the Somali farmers. Solutions to the problem are many and among them are:

      1. Clean your field from weeds that may attract insects to lay their eggs while waiting for the crop to emerge
      2. Use good agriculture practices. Never plant watermelon in the same field for two consecutive seasons. Crop rotation reduces insect and disease population in the field
      3. There are many biological control treatments available and among them is Neem Oil, extracted from GEED HINDI commonly grown in Somalia. Also a mixture of Geed Hindi (leaves and fruit extraction) hot papers and tobacco leaves serve as a good control measures against insects.
      4. Follow the production guide of watermelon posted at SATG website. http://satg.org/training-modules/

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  3. Ifrah

    So nice group thnk u for sharing us this information really i get more benefits thnk U again

    Reply
  4. ahmad osman

    asw

    We would like to thank dr husein for his good work may allah reward him.

    we would like to know if there is any operational and commercial assistant in operating sesame farm as we have a farm in janaale (ugunji) but we are in diaspora and we would like to come back and start this project and contribute to the country interms of economy and job creation, we need direction and advice in this matter any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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    • SATG Admin

      WSW
      Dear Ahmad, please send your detailed inquiries to Dr.Hussein at info@satg.org

      Reply
  5. abdulkadir sheikh

    I would like to thank dr Husein for his good work may allah reward him.
    Also i would like to thank SATG Group for their researches and trainers then i would like to ask Dr. Husein, as we know there is no seed production in Somalia, also there is no seed certification. and they are very important in to crop production so that is it possible to produce SATG certificate seeds specially cash crops ? . Thanks very much.

    Reply
    • Dr. Hussein

      There is no certified seed currently produced in Somalia and there is no certification agency that looks after the seed. There are cases where seeds of various crop species are imported into the country and sometimes distributed to the farmers without prior testing for adaptation to the environmental conditions. Filsan which is the private arm of SATG is currently producing seed following international standards and is working closely with the Ministry of Agriculture to develop seed policy and regulations, which is a key to the seed certification process.

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  6. Abdi

    Hi

    I mainly have 2 questions?

    1) What can be cultivated in Somalia?

    2) why cant The food production feed The whole country?

    Reply

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