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  • USSO - USASO.org Somali Livestock Cooperative
    management of the livestock system This will increase the production of meat and milk production that will reduce the poverty of the Somali people entirely The problem is that there is a lack of regular rainfall throughout the land of Somalia Therefore it is a need to adapt a strategy that will alleviate this problem which is to introduce water wells rotational grazing in the pastoral area so they will not face the irregularity of the rainy season Interventions aimed at strengthening the livestock sector in the developing world are relevant for reducing poverty and hunger as hundreds of millions of rural households rely heavily on livestock for sustaining their livelihoods Farm animals generate opportunities for on and off farm employment and provide an important supplement to the grain based diets of the people The livestock sector s potential for reducing poverty and enhancing food security has been under exploited as the sector has long been treated as an appendage only to adjacent to only agriculture Somalia is a developing country located in the horn of Africa The climate in Somalia is mainly arid to semi arid and moderate and severe droughts occur regularly The Somalis are having a history of a trading and commerce dating back from the 1880s until the Somali republic was formed in 1960 as a independent state The Somali civil war broke out in 1991 and the situation in Somalia today is still very turbulent and reliance on food aid is widespread Agriculture and livestock production is the largest sector in Somalia and live animals are a significant source of export income A majority of the Somali population is nomadic and moves seasonally with the livestock depending on availability of pasture and water The people rely on milk and meat as a source of staple food and cash income The pastoralists are highly dependent on the environment and its natural resources and are threatened by droughts political marginalization food shortages etc Economy In 2008 the Gross Domestic Product GDP of Somalia was US 5 896 billion based on Purchasing Power Parity PPP method or US 600 per capita CIA 2010 However the Gross National Product GNP is higher due to remittances from Somalis living abroad The agricultural sector contributes to the GDP by 60 percent while 30 percent comes from the service sector and 10 percent from the industry The livestock accounts for about 40 percent of the GDP and 65 percent of the export CIA 2009 and is the main source of Somali livelihoods FAO 2004 Agricultural products in Somalia consists of variety of things such as bananas sorghum corn coconuts rice sugarcane mangoes sesame seeds beans cattle sheep goats and fish In 2006 the exports amounted to US 300 millions the main commodities were livestock skins bananas hides fish charcoal and scrap metals CIA 2009 Imports amounted to US 798 millions in 2006 and the main commodities were manufactures petroleum products foodstuffs construction materials and qat During the last years telecommunications constructions money

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  • USSO - USASO.org Somali Livestock Cooperative
    and goats to the people of that region and the middle east with additional markets to be reviewed and considered at a later date The extreme need for employment and a stable and healthy protein supply in this area is imperative Creating this type of industry will bring a more stabilized economy and healthier sustainable food supply to the region This livestock complex will be structured as a vertically integrated

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  • USSO - USASO.org Somali Livestock Cooperative
    Phone 386 690 0344 Fax 386 615 0630 email tom usaso org Website www tmgconsultants org Somalia Call Us 303 246 4140 Email julus usaso org Mohamed Nur 7212 S Blackhawk St 208 Englewood CO 80112 Somali Contact Abdullahi Hussein xfulaan hotmail com Somalia Cell 404 936 4947 Email alas usaso org Mukhtar A Alas Ph D 248 Oak Drive Eagle Lake MN 56024 USSO AGRO Livestock Cooperative Inc is

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