Agricultural Rehabilitation & Development

Agricultural Rehabilitation and Development entails reestablishment of capabilities, assets (material and social) and activities necessary to develop agricultural production and infrastructure such that agriculture becomes a viable livelihood strategy for the population, in most of the geographical areas in South/Central Somalia, agriculture is the mainstay and main source of income. At the same time it is one of the sources of livelihood most vulnerable to disruption by conflict and displacement, as the conflict affected population looses access to land and the investments often made in the land, as land becomes infected with landmines and other remnants of war, and as land rights and/or access often stands at the core of the conflict.

Specific Objectives:

  • To contribute to the ability of the target group to protect, restore and develop their livelihoods.
  • To Hence, it embraces an aim to support the rehabilitation and/or development of the agricultural sector as an “industry” that creates employment.
  • To rehabilitate agricultural production and infrastructure to its pre-conflict level, or beyond.
  • Hence, it may equally entail changing the pre-conflict structures or systems for e.g. agricultural extension, if these are no longer viable, functional and/or relevant.
  • To Apply, demonstrate and extend the results of research and developmental efforts through workshops, campaigns, papers, brochures, seminars, training programmes, other sanitation related etc
  • To improve while helping child and maternal health in communities struggling with poverty, infectious diseases lack of access to health services, and newly emerging chronic diseases.
  • To establish Integrated health and nutrition management
  • To reduce prevalence of malnutrition of children U5 to less than 10%
  • Sustainable agriculture and natural resource management/watershed development
  • Livelihood enhancement, restoration and management, of non –farm technology promotion

 

What we do!

As a result of the conflict, there has also been a debilitating effect on the Youth & women, especially in relation to their education & general social lives (respectively). Being THE integral part of implementing objectives above, there needs to be a special focus on rehabilitating & educating the Youth & Women.

The search for (& availability of) this precious commodity is – paradoxically so – one of the major sources of conflict (when scarce) & yet the most natural unifying resources (when equitably available). ARD lays special emphasis on the latter, since it will create a conducive environment for the above objectives to be implemented.

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Why ARD

Vision: To have strong, capable and self–dependent communities which are able to plan, implement and manage their live aspects and services in a sustainable manner.

Mission: To facilitate the communities for the sake of improving the quality of lives through provision of Sustainable education system, livelihood, water supply, health and sanitation services in a pleasant environment.

Core Values: Based on the founding values of unity, love, peace, justice and sustainable use of local resources.Unity and solidarity among all its members and communities it serves for, Building positive relationships, sharing information and promoting dialogue, Self-dependency and creativity among its stakeholders in fulfilling their development objectives and the facilitation of communities and other stakeholders into becoming agent of their own empowerment and development.