14/10/2009

‘Filsan – Hope In The Future’ is the Kenya Affiliate of SATG

Presented To: SSSFSEDC

Overview

Overview
• About SATG
 Goals  Mission  Membership

Overview
• About SATG • Activities
 Goals  Mission  Membership  Agriculture  Livestock  Environment

Overview
• About SATG • Activities
 Goals  Mission  Membership  Agriculture  Livestock  Environment

• Others
    Training Documentation Networking Advisory

About SATG

About SATG
• A registered non-profit association of Somali professionals and friends of the country • Dedicated to assisting in the reconstruction of Somalia and its agricultural heritage

About SATG
Membership
Multidisciplinary team consisting of highly qualified and experienced professionals  Crop improvement and biotechnology
      Crop production and soil management Crop protection Farming systems and technology transfer Water resource management Animal and food science Livestock, environment and agro-forestry

SATG Mission
• To strive for peace and prosperity through sustainable agricultural development

SATG Goals
• Conservation: To safeguard the institutional memory of Somali agriculture, particularly in times of statelessness or civil strife. Development: To assist agricultural communities to access appropriate and affordable agricultural technologies.

SATG Goals
• Education and Research: To assist in re-establishing and sustaining agricultural education and research centres. Networking: To co-operate with international, regional, national and local communities in the sustainable development of Somali agriculture and conservation of the natural resource base.

Activities

Activities
Agriculture
I. Identification of Phosphorous (P) as the single most important factor limiting crop production in dryland agriculture of the Bay Region

Activities
AgriculturePhosphorous Deficiency Production Constraints:
1200 1000

Gu1986-Sorghum

91% 58%
a a

Grain Yield (kg/ha)

800 600 400 200 0 Control 50N 100N N+P

b

b b
N+P

Activities
AgriculturePhosphorous Deficiency Production Constraints:
800

Gu1986-Sorghum

424% a

Grain Yield (kg/ha)

600 400 200 0 Control d 50N

147% c
d
100N N+P d N+P

Activities
Agriculture
Why P is not available to plants in the Bay Region soils?

High Soil pH 8.0-8.3

Activities
Agriculture
Relationship between soil pH and P availability

Activities
Agriculture
II. Filsan seed multiplication and repatriation Characteristics
  Early maturity High yield

Activities
Agriculture
III. Sustainable utilisation for plant genetic resources in Somalia

Activities
Agriculture
Some tips about Plant Genetic Resources (seed):
• Landrace vs. variety vs. hybrid vs. GM • Genetic potentiality • Response to the environmental condition (drought tolerant) • Resistance to diseases • Response to harvest and post harvest conditions • Cooking qualities • Market value • Phenology: Vegetative and reproductive growth

Activities
Agriculture
IV. Post harvest and grain storage losses

IV. Aflatoxin contamination of stored grain sorghum

Activities
Livestock
I. Challenges and opportunities for the Somali livestock industry
 Trade embargoes

Challenges Opportunities
   Natural habitat feeding free from GM feeds Halaal livestock products Organic meat produce

Activities
Environment
I. Causes, limitations and strategies for possible interventions on deforestation and charcoal export

Activities
Others
Training
Training of Trainers
     Seed intervention Trials and demo plots IPM Crop management practices Post harvest and storage losses

Activities
Others
Documentation
       Historic information on P Filsan Plant genetic resources Seed industry Crop management practices Deforestation and charcoal export Livestock

Activities
Others
Networking of agriculture professionals

SATG is open and dedicated to expanding its network of practitioners and professionals devoted to the building of sustainable agriculture in Somalia

Activities
Others
Advisory
SATG provides technical assistance on various fields of agriculture to international and local NGO operating in Somalia as well as to academic institutions

Activities
Others
Reflection on the past to plan for a better  future to plot a path to where we are going we In order
need to know where we are coming from.  In our mission to improve agricultural production and enhance Somalia’s food security we do reflect on the past to plan for a better future.

Thanks

“The future belongs to those who plan today”

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