Agriculture & Livelihood (Food Secuirty)
Food Security refers to the availability of food and one’s access to it, one may consider a household food-security when its occupants do not live in the hunger or fear of starvation. Livelihoods convers a board range of activities and programs designed to enhance self-reliance through non-formal education, vocational and skills training programs, income generation, cash relief activities and Cash for Work programs.
Together livelihoods and food security programs work jointly to ensure that each person has the tools and the choice to live in a secure and self-reliant community.
PASOS activities are targeted to initiate resilience for the most vulnerable. Our programs are focused emergence intervention and designed to unify theme needs.
To further coordinate and unite programs and community requirements our livelihood activities represent built-in component projects programs.
- Emergency response
- Diversification of income sources
- Rehabilitation of canals and river embankments
- Cash Relief or cash distribution
- Input seeds distribution of different varieties
- Distribution of farm tools
- Cash for work
- Distribution of cash for work tools
- Extension training
- Livestock restocking/destocking
- Fish farming
- Poultry farming
- Food distribution
- Income generation
Diversification of income sources
Fish farming is an ancient practice that can provide many profitable opportunities today. The raising and selling of fish on a commercial basis has proven to be economically successful throughout the world. However, farming and the consumption of fish are low among the Somali people save for a few communities living along the coastal towns.
To supplement agriculture and livestock farming, there is need to venture into fish and poultry farming and Bee keeping. This is to encourage commercial ventures, which does not have the high cost of inputs and unpredictable weather and market conditions for crops. To utilize idle land and unemployed youth in community based commercial farming ventures that will not only encourage consumption of fish, poultry and honey but also improve nutrition and health of the people.
PASOS will pursue programs that are geared towards exploiting these opportunities by training the youth and women groups to develop their skills on fish farming, poultry and bee keeping and also providing them with the necessary equipment. Further, conduct entrepreneurial skills development training and provide micro- revolving grants to start businesses.
The emergency relief program aims at alleviating the suffering of the vulnerable communities during the perenual droughts and other natural calamities through the following activities;
- Cash/food for work and
- Distribution of relief food/cash and/or Non-Food Items (NFI) to the vulnerable households.