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Floods in Beletweyne Leave Families Devastated

Belet Weyne district in Hiraan region has is witnessing one of the worst floods in history, with the river at full bank level for the last 11 days, about 68% of the town is inundated according to analysis by FAO SWALIM

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Tropical storm KYARR decipates - 01 November, 2019

Tropical storm KYARR appears to be weakening rapidly in the last 24 hours. The storm which was earlier predicted to affect parts of Somaliland, Puntland and Central Regions of Somalia is not expected to make land fall in Somalia

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FAO CBDS supporting innovative capacity building on land cover classification

FAO CBDS is organizing a series of on-the-job trainings to cover all the components of land cover mapping from data acquisition to automatic classification and accuracy assessments. The trainings are modular, allowing each national team to cover only those aspects where capacities need to be enhanced.

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FAO SWALIM Holds Information Share-Fair in Hargeisa Somaliland

March 03 2019: The Food and Agriculture Organization’s Somalia Water and Land Information Management (FAO-SWALIM) project held a well-attended information sharing open day at the Maan-soor hotel in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The event was a great success and provided an opportunity for partners from Somaliland government institutions, UN agencies, NGOs, Academia and private sector to learn more about SWALIM’s award-winning work and impact it has in Somaliland.

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Webinar : SWALIM -18 Year Journey in Somalia

SWALIM’s services remain highly relevant to help Somalia preserve and manage its natural resource base – including diminishing groundwater, tree cover and soil fertility – and to protect its people against the impacts of recurrent climate shocks.

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Italian Cooperation supports the SWALIM programme

15 November 2018 - The Joint Committee for Development Cooperation, chaired by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, met today and approved, among other matters, a 3-million-Euro grant to support FAO’s SWALIM programme (Somali Water and Land Information Management), Phase VI in Somalia. https://bit.ly/2FI5e1p

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SWALIM Supports Somaliland Ministry of Agricultural Development to Improve its Climate Monitoring Network

The Somaliland Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) with technical and financial support of FAO SWALIM has embarked on an exercise to revamp and fix the climate monitoring network. Weather monitoring is an important exercise as it impacts on agricultural production. For More information is available on the link: https://bit.ly/2MgYLwM

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FAO SWALIM Opens its Mogadishu Office

During the official opening of the Mogadishu office, FAO SWALIM held a two day information share fare whose aim was to show the wealth of information produced by SWALIM. Once again the SWALIM family showed its strength, passion and commitment in serving the Somali people.

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Open Day: SWALIM Information Sharing Fare in Mogadishu

Mogadishu 25 July 2018: On 30 and 31 July 2018, the Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM) project will be holding a two day of information sharing workshop at Mogadishu FAO office in the AMISOM VIP Conference hall (MIA) in Somalia. The event's objective is to give SWALIM’s partners a chance to learn more about SWALIM’s award-winning work and the impact it has on Somalia.

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Somali Government and United Nations call for investment in alternative energy and strong policies to halt charcoal trade

Mogadishu, 8 May 2018.  At the closing of the international conference on charcoal in Mogadishu this week, the Government of Somalia and the United Nations have jointly called for stronger national and regional policies, and further investment in developing alternative sources of energy and alternative livelihoods in Somalia, to stop the illegal export of charcoal from the country.

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