Swalim News and Events

SWALIM Runs Webinar on Land and Water Data Collection Using Low Cost Smartphones in Somalia

Through a series of webinars the SWALIM project staff seeks to explain in detail the ICT innovations used and share the lessons learned with the members of the e-Agriculture Community of Practice and other interested participants. You can access the Webinar through this link: http://bit.ly/2r9Fyz2

SWALIM Maps 1270 Temporary Water Points in Gedo Region

During the implementation of the FAO-IGAD partnership, SWALIM mapped the Somali portion of a trans-boundary land cover.

FAO SWALIM Conducts Hydrogeological Assessment for Gedo Region

FAO SWALIM has completed a hydrogeological assessment of Gedo Region, South Somalia. The study was done through remote sensing analysis of satellite images.

SWALIM Holds Mogadishu Open Day Event

For only the second time, on 4 October, 2016, SWALIM held an Open Day event in the federal capital of Somalia. The event was well attended, with over thirty participants attending

 In focus

Charcoal production in South Central Somalia

Charcoal is a major fuel for domestic use and revenue from its trade are the primary source of income for al-Shabaab, the Islamist terrorist group in Somalia. Its production triggers deforestation  and has led to environmental degradation .For instance, the loss of the protective tree layer has the direct consequence of increasing the underlying soil’s vulnerability to erosion by exposing it to agents such as desiccating winds and heavy rains (FAO, 2007).

Use of SWALIM's live map for water sources information access in drought response

Somalia has been experiencing one of the most severe drought conditions in the recent past, following consecutive seasons of poor rainfall across the country. Many parts of the country are experiencing acute water shortage and dramatic decline in food security.

 Publications

Somalia Rainfall Forecast 09-06-2017

There has been a significant reduction of rainfall activities across Somalia over the last one week marking a possible end of the Gu rainy season in many parts of the country. Little or no rains are foreseen in the country in the next one week. Following the reduction of rainfall activities wi

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast 25-05-2017

Most parts of Somalia will remain dry for the next three days, apart from few areas in Puntland where light showers are expected. The rainfall forecast for the coming week is pointing towards light to moderate rains in Puntland and parts of Somaliland.

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Somalia Rainfall Forecast 23-05-2017

Most regions of Somalia will remain dry for the next three days, apart from few areas in Somaliland and Puntland where light showers are expected in the same period. The rainfall forecast for the coming week is pointing towards light to moderate rains in Puntland and parts of Somaliland.

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Somalia Flood Watch Bulletin 19-05-2017

The northern parts of he country and coastal areas in the south will continue to receive light rains in the next three days. The rainfall forecast for the coming week is pointing towards heavy rains in Nugaal, South of Sool and north of Mudug regions.

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