In regards to the agricultural inputs distribution, READO distributes the seeds package to vulnerable farmers as per the needs.
Distribution of agricultural inputs is usually done in a timely fashion for the Gu 2016 planting period or immediately before the Deyr season. Each household receives 25 kg of certified quality seeds prior to the Gu 2016 planting season and in line with Food Security cluster guidance. The seed packages to be distributed have been proven in previous projects allow the farmers to revive their production, whereas in the longer term improving household food consumption score and boost small-scale production and sale. The seeds are usually procured from local suppliers in Baidoa, after a transparent bidding process facilitated by READO. READO then develops an agreement with the seeds suppliers be to provide a certificate of quality assurance from the certification seeds companies in Somalia.
Agricultural Support in Rural Areas Irrigation
READO provides Agricultural and an integrated support to farmer's communities on order to enhance their livelihoods for their Good Production in order eliminates poverty and hunger, frequently intervenes in isolated rural areas where agriculture represents the key economic sector. In this context, agricultural support offers a perspective of real development when the activities are of long duration. For this reason, READO has developed a panel of activities destined to allow for an effective transition towards autonomous development.
In most agricultural support activities are inseparable from large-scale rehabilitation or construction activities, such as irrigation systems. After a crisis or natural disaster, irrigation systems can suffer from a lack of maintenance even when their operation is crucial for agricultural activities. The salinity of the soil, the rise of subterranean waters, flooded fields, soil erosion, landslides and mudslides are the main environmental consequences of a lack of maintenance.
READO is registered as an NGO with the Ministry of Interior and National Security, Mogadishu- Somalia Ref No MINS/0077/2016.