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Agriculture Resources

The Somali Region has a large irrigable land of which very small is currently under cultivation.

The agro-climatic condition of the region can allow diversifying agricultural products by growing a variety of food crops that are adaptable to the agro-ecological zones of the region under either irrigation or rainfed.  The major crops that can be grown in the region include the following:-

Cereal crops (maize, sorghum, millet and wheat),

Oil crops (groundnut, seasame & castor oil),

Pulses (pigeon pea, chick pea and mung bean),

Industrial crops (cotton, sugar cane, tobacco, sisal and kenaf),

Vegetables and fruits (green bean, sweet potato, muskmelon, asparagus, banana, papaya and grapes),

Flowers,

Insecticide plants,

Agroforestry.

 

 

Waxa diyaariyey

Xafiiska Maalgalinta

Dawladda Deegaanka Soomaalida

P.O. Box  237

+251 (025) 775 2026/2038

+251 (025) 775 2026

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July 2009, Jijiga 

Agricultural Marketing

Marketing agricultural products such as grains, live animals, hides and skins, honey, fruits and vegetables, forest products are practiced in the region to a varying degree.

In agricultural products, the export market to the neighboring countries is facilitated by the regional government.

The Erer Woreda has a high potential for fruits and vegetables production under irrigation.  In this regard, the markets of Dire Dawa and the export market of Djibouti can still absorb increased production.

 

 

Waxa diyaariyey

Xafiiska Maalgalinta

Dawladda Deegaanka Soomaalida

P.O. Box  237

+251 (025) 775 2026/2038

+251 (025) 775 2026

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July 2009, Jijiga 

Potential Resources

Livestock

The region has large number of livestock that makes it one of the riches in livestock resources with the highest per capita holding in the country. Livestock is a very important in the region by their dual product of milk and meat and critically required resource for the well-being of the Somali society.  The main species reared in the region include cattle, sheep, goats, equine and camels.

 

Waxa diyaariyey

Xafiiska Maalgalinta

Dawladda Deegaanka Soomaalida

P.O. Box  237

+251 (025) 775 2026/2038

+251 (025) 775 2026

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July 2009, Jijiga 

Background

Somali Regional State is one of the 9 regional states that constitute the federal democratic republic of Ethiopia and occupies a large geographical area in the eastern and southeastern part of Ethiopia. The state geographically falls in the eastern and South eastern part of Ethiopia with land mass area of about 350,000 km2 between 40-110N latitude and 40 -48 0E longitude. It shares borders with Kenya at the South , Somalia South east and East, Djibouti to the north – west and locally Oromia, and Afar Regional State to the west and South –west and North west respectively.  

The Somali Region falls into the arid and semi-arid agro-ecological climatic zone. Its altitude ranges from 500-1600 meters above sea level. The temperature ranges from 20-45C and the average annual rainfall is 300-500 mm.

The total population of the Somali Region, according to the 2007 CSA census, was 4.4 milyon. Majority of the population, about 86% live in rural areas.  The Region is divided into nine administrative zones,and 53 woredas .It has vast potential natural resources that could be exploited.

 

Waxa diyaariyey

Xafiiska Maalgalinta

Dawladda Deegaanka Soomaalida

P.O. Box  237

+251 (025) 775 2026/2038

+251 (025) 775 2026

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July 2009, Jijiga 

Potential Resources1

 

Investment Opportunities in Livestock

  1. - Diary farming
  2. - Fattening shoats ( Sheep and Goats)
  3. - Cattle and Camel Fattening
  4. -Poultry in modern methods and equipment
  5. - Ostrich farming and apiary projects
  6. - Hides and skins procession
  7. - Livestock meat processing for export
  8. - Diary and dairy products processing
  9. -Honey and wax processing as well as their production
  10. - Livestock feed production, storage and processing
  11. - Fishery and fish processing
  12. - Livestock health and veterinary clinics