Purifying Somali Sesame Seeds Somali sesame crops are traditionally cultivated in the flood recession areas of Lower and Middle Shabelle and in the depression/low land areas where the Jubba River floods inundate farming areas of Middle and Lower Jubba regions. Due to its value in the world markets, the cultivation of the crop has been spreading into more of the dry farming areas as well. . The sesame seeds cultivated in Somalia are characterized as being inherently low yielding and having uneven seed sizes. Above all, the existing local sesame seed variety has mixed seed color coats (white,...Read More
Prosopis juliflora (Sw.) is a shrub native to Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. It
is fast growing nitrogen-fixing and tolerant to arid conditions and saline soils. It’s known
to hold the record for depth of penetration by roots.
SATG Extension workers facilitate field demonstration days Somali farmers have been underdeveloped due to multiple underlying causes, including limited access to improved seed, production practices and technologies, and a chronic lack of market information, particularly internationally demanded product quality. Inspired by the belief that informed and skilled farmers are essential for a sustainable future of the farming communities and the Somali agriculture sector, SATG has embarked on demonstration plots aimed at offering and sharing field practical experience to farmers, extension workers, agri-businesses, and other stakeholders including input suppliers, traders, processors, government institutions, and students. SATG has established two field...Read More
Deyr season (October to December) is the most suitable growing season for sesame production in Somalia. The sesame plants require a short rainy period for growing and a dry period during harvest and drying time. For the past three sesame growing seasons, SATG has been working with farmers and sesame processing and trading companies to set up and manage one hundred and twenty (120) sesame demonstration plots located in Middle and Lower Shabelle regions. The services that SATG is providing to the farmers and traders include improved practices and production methods. The services are given through daily guidance and...Read More
SATG has participated in a celebratory event, which was combined the events of World Food Day and Somali Farmers Day. The event took place on October 21st in Mogadishu, Somalia. The theme of the event was Food Security and the role of Somali agriculture sector in contributing to a food secure Somalia. The distinguished participants have discussed ways to increase food production while reducing food imports that amount to over US$1.5 billion dollars per year. In order to achieve this difficult task, the participants endorsed the importance of investing in the agricultural sector and encouraging the local farmers to...Read More
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