A female member of the farming cooperative at the official signing of the WFP purchase. Copyrights: WFP / Laila Ali

Less Than Three Years After Famine, Somali Farmers Bounce Back

For the first time, Somali farmers are turning themselves into suppliers of high-quality food assistance, which WFP will use to support their fellow Somali people. This landmark achievement comes less than three years after southern Somalia was hit by a devastating famine.

 

Overview

The situation in Somalia has continued to improve since the crisis of 2011, when four million people experienced extreme food insecurity and famine occurred in some regions of the south.  Continued improvements are attributed to successive seasons of average-to-above-average rainfall, increased livestock prices, improved milk availability, low prices of both local and imported staple food commodities, and sustained humanitarian intervention.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)94,294
Beneficiary needs ($US)280,666,824