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Somalia remains 8th-largest sesame producer

MOGADISHU —  Somalia is known globally as the largest exporter of live animals most of them heading to the Middle East markets but little is known about the country’s production of sesame seeds. The Horn of Africa nation is the eighth largest exporter of sesame seeds despite limited production owing …

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Turkey boosts Somaliland livelihoods with beehives

MOGADISHU — Turkey’s state development aid agency has donated 300 beehives to help boost the livelihoods of farmers in Somaliland, an area of the Horn of Africa country Somalia. In a statement, the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) noted that farmers in Hawd, Somaliland were trained on modern bee-keeping techniques …

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UNDP’s new weather app helps Somali pastoralists

SEATTLE, Washington — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Somali Government invested $10 million in an app that helps Somalis prepare for extreme weather changes occurring in their area. In recent years, Somalia has experienced rapid floods followed by droughts that have affected rural communities, especially Somali pastoralists. …

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