Author: salimhagi

Unlocking maize yield potential in Somalia

In the Deyr season of 2012 SATG, in partnership with CIMMYT, conducted trials to test drought tolerant maize hybrids in the Afgoi district of the Lower Shabelle region. These trials showed record-breaking results, verifying that production of maize, Somalia’s most important crop, can be increased between 30%-40%. Resulting yields were comparable to those of developed countries, an outcome that can be attributed to high seed quality and improved production practises. The trial used new technology introduced by SATG, and was the first of its kind conducted in Somalia, propelling the country into its first Grain Revolution. As a result...

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A new coalition between University of Minnesota and SATG to facilitate agricultural sustainability and food security in Somalia

The University of Minnesota has received a seed grant the Global One Health Fund to work with Somali Agriculture Technical Group (SATG) on the project “Creating an Inter-Disciplinary Partnership to Seek Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture in Somalia.” SATG’s Dr. Hussein Haji will work with U of M Agronomy Professor Paul Porter, also a SATG board member, to lead the effort, which will explore whether improvements can be made in the quality and quantity of food-aid maize in Somalia (e.g., areas of production, handling, treatment and storage). The proposal calls for the collection and analysis of 25 food-aid maize samples...

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