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Banana in Somalia

Somalia was previously a central hub for banana exports in Africa. With the industry employing over 120 thousand workers and exports worth 96 Million US Dollars, Somali banana production reached its peak between 1987-1990 exporting mainly to Italy and Middle Eastern Countries …

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Fishery in Somalia

Whilst harboring the longest coastline in continental Africa (3,330 Kilometers), Somalia is geographically positioned in a favorable region in the world, with the Gulf of Aden to the North and the Indian Ocean to the east. Each year, Somali waters invite millions of tons of migratory fish species, creating one of the most profitable fishing grounds in Africa. In addition, the country has over 10,000 km2 of inland water area with two permanent rivers, the Juba and the Shebelle, which renders a great aquaculture potential. Currently, the fisheries sector in Somalia has yet to be capitalized to its full...

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Sesame in Somalia

As of 2012, Somalia has been the 12th largest producer of sesame in the world, giving the country a substantial role in the global sesame trade. Despite major constraints such as civil strife…

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Somali Seeds First Fair Event 2016

Seeds fair event was organized on the 13th of April 2016 to showcase different seed varieties and introduce ‘Somali Seeds’ a subsidiary seed business of the Somali Agriculture Technical Group (SATG). This fair was held at the headquarters of SATG in Mogadishu, Somalia. ‘Somali Seeds’ was created to fill a vacuum in domestic seed markets that lack quality seeds. Planting quality seeds enables farmers to reach optimum yield with higher profit margins. During the seed fair, SATG displayed various locally produced seeds with the following descriptions: 5 Local Maize 110 days to maturity with a potential yield of 4-5...

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Somali Seeds Endorses Quality Seeds in Somalia

Due to a lengthy and restless civil war, Somalia, once a centre for commercial trade, has since seen more than 25 years of economic collapse. Somali Seeds, a subsidiary of Somali Agriculture Technical Group (SATG) has lead the effort to regain agricultural and economic stability back in the Horn of Africa. Over the last decade, SATG has been working closely with the Ministry in order to develop sustainable seed policies and regulations. Introduction and testing of high quality and certified seeds for adaptation to local conditions have also been part of SATG’s major operations. Seed security directly enhances food...

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