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FAO launches $17m project to enhance food security in Somalia by increasing job opportunities in fisheries, livestock sectors by FRED OLUOCH January 22,2021   |  Source: The East African

The Food Agriculture Organization in collaboration with the European Union on Wednesday launched a three-year project in Somalia to enhance food security by increasing job opportunities in the fisheries and livestock sectors.

Livestock and fishing are leading income earners in Somalia but both have been affected by conflict, climate change, piracy and illegal fishing.

The Resilient Fisheries and Livestock Value Chain for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in Somalia (RAAISE) project is meant to create new jobs and rehabilitate primary infrastructure within the fisheries and livestock sectors.

The $17.8 million project funded by the EU will be implemented by FAO, which will provide agricultural inputs and support technical training of pastoralists, fisherfolk, and honey producers.

Etienne Peterschmitt, the FAO Representative for Somalia, said the RAAISE project recognises the significant progress that ministries and stakeholders have made in strengthening food supply, increase export revenues and employment, and improving the quality of food delivered to citizens.

“FAO is pleased to be able to place the support it is bringing to this project within the wider framework of its support to the productive sectors of Somalia, in partnership with the Federal and Regional


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