Soil is the natural medium for plant growth and development. Assessing soil types and their quality are the essential part for the agriculture productivity. Somalia has different soil types ranging from sandy, silt and clay. The clay soils are known to have more nutrients and organic matter that are suitable for agriculture production. The image on the right shows soil collected from different regions in Somalia. Fertile soil ensures plant survival Fertile soil provides the life-supporting nutrients that the plant requires. Soil from: Beletweyne, Jowhar, Baidoa, Bal’ad and Afogoye (Somalia) The most important plant nutrients are nitrogen (N), phosphorus...Read More
Weeds compete with crops for space, nutrients, water and light. In doing so, they cause the cash crop (maize, sorghum, sesame, etc.) to produce less yield.Read More
Jilaal daboo is an indigenous Somali farming practice of planting the field before the Gu-season rains begin. Some farmers realize the importance of planting early – before the rainy season begins – in order to maximize crop production by taking advantage of all the rainfall during the growing season.Read More
The documentary film SILSILAD highlights PIMS, also known as Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia. It is a project centered on promoting effective networks between Somali farmers and processors. Between the two actors, the project is currently overseeing a successful maneuver from traditional business practices, to more economical and resourceful...Read More
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