IFAD in Somalia
IFAD has completed four projects in Somalia. Since the collapse of the country's central government, the organization has chosen to concentrate its development operations in the northern regions of Somaliland and Puntland, where a relative degree of security is guaranteed.
IFAD’s strategy in Somalia
IFAD continues to support agricultural development efforts in Somalia through small grants. The main focus of IFAD's operations in the country’s northern regions is to ensure food security in Somaliland and Puntland. In line with development guidelines established by the UNDP/WB Joint Needs Assessment of Somalia, activities focus on generating livelihood opportunities through livestock production (by increasing production and processing of livestock and dairy products and helping improve the export service sector), and agricultural production (by increasing and diversifying smallholder cash crop production, and developing irrigated and rainfed farming).