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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

EU: € 2millions to support agriculture in Somalia

The 18-month project will increase the competitiveness of agriculture value chains through effective public-private-producers partnerships and policy support to federal and regional Ministries of Agriculture, responsible for creating an enabling economic environment. Creating better policies and a stronger market The project titled "Technical Assistance for Institutional Capacity Building on Agriculture Value Chain and Public-Private Partnership Development" was launched in Mogadishu today and is a joint initiative by the European Union, the Ministries of Agriculture of the Federal Government of Somalia and all Federal Member States, the Federal Ministry of Planning. Adam Smith International will implement the project in partnership with Somali Agriculture Technical Group (SATG). It will provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture at Federal and State level in order to strengthen their capacity to manage, support and regulate the sector as well as facilitate partnerships with farmers and the private sector. The Technical Assistance will also develop value chain analysis engaging private sector and farmers' communities to define actions and strategies to increase competitiveness of key agriculture products in Somalia. The €2 million project is funded under the framework of the OUTREACH Programme "Partnership for Inclusive Economic Growth", also funded by the European Union, and which will subsequently support the implementation of the value chain strategies and actions.

Source: EEAS