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FAO aims to untap Africa’s potential to end hunger and malnutrition Director-General QU Dongyu addresses FAO Regional Conference for Africa.

Rome/Harare – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations QU Dongyu says Africa’s potential gives him hope that the battle against poverty and hunger can be won. He made the remarks at today’s opening of the Ministerial segment of the 31st Session of the Regional Conference for Africa. “We meet in trying times, but the opportunities ahead of us give me hope,” Director-General Qu said. “Africa is the continent of untapped potential and remains a key priority for me. I am convinced that agricultural and rural development are the keys to winning the battle against poverty and hunger in Africa.” Hosted virtually by the Government of Zimbabwe and in collaboration with FAO, the Conference brings together more than 95 Ministers and government officials from 48 countries – a record attendance. Representatives from observer countries, donor organizations, civil society and the private sector are also attending, making it FAO’s largest meeting in Africa. “This year’s FAO Regional Conference for Africa is a unique multi-sectoral platform,” President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa said in his opening address. Zimbabwe is the Conference Chair, taking over from Sudan. “We must share experiences and proffer solutions to common problems affecting the African region…The elimination of hunger in Africa and the response to the different structural challenges we face as a continent requires strong partnerships, collaboration and commitment among the various stakeholders,” he said. Solutions in difficult times The Conference comes amid rising hunger in Africa, driven by climate change, conflict and economic slowdowns. The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing food insecurity. Amid several challenges, the Director-General mentioned concrete examples of partnerships among FAO, Members and donor partners, such as the Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control to ensure a strong coordinated approach at country, regional and global levels as well as the good progress in the control of the desert locust. “In East Africa, the anticipatory action approach was quite successful with national Governments in collaboration with FAO and partners, protecting over 580 million USD worth of crops, enough to meet the annual cereal needs of 13 million people,” Qu said. The Director-General also pointed to gender equality as part of the solution. “We must give equal opportunities and rights to rural women,” he said. He also set out Africa’s opportunities to transform its agri-food systems, including new jobs stemming from growing food markets, the continent’s growing urban middle class, and the rapid adoption of digital technologies particularly by Africa’s young people. He reiterated FAO’s agenda of transformative action to build a dynamic, inclusive and agile Organization that serves its Members to achieve the “four betters”: better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life. The Director-General acknowledged African leadership for having prioritized the agenda of agriculture development through the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and the 2014 Malabo Declaration on Agriculture Transformation, and showed his appreciation for the contribution of Members to the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund at FAO. He invited country delegations to nominate locations to take part in FAO’s new 1 000 Digital Villages Project which will convert villages or towns into digital hubs, recognizing that digital linkages and rural tourism could be engines to increase resilience, diversify farmers’ incomes and build back better. “This is your conference – the regional Governing Body session. My colleagues and I will be listening closely,” Director-General Qu said. He invited the delegations to share the priorities they wish to see included in the new FAO Strategic Framework that is under preparation, as well as their expectations for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, and encouraged countries to identify and rally behind regional champions in the lead up to it. The Director-General also alluded to the national priorities for the transformation of agri-food systems and the strong political commitments of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG2 and SDG1 at country level. COVID-19 Pandemic FAO has been supporting governments across Africa in carrying out predictive analysis for the potential secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on food systems, markets and agriculture. It is estimated that 12 million people across the continent have so far benefitted from this effort. For FAO to continue to carry out its actions to address the pandemic in a holistic and comprehensive manner, the Director-General stressed the importance of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Program, which aims to mitigate immediate impacts, while strengthening the long-term resilience of food systems and livelihoods – in line with the United Nations approach to “build to transform” and in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Programme is also closely linked to the Hand-in-Hand Initiative, FAO’s new business model for collaboration that uses a broad spectrum of partnerships and leverages the technical and data capacity of the Organization to determine the best options to reach the most vulnerable and have the greatest impact on poverty and hunger. We are in this together Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, called for action on several fronts: fully fund all humanitarian response plans, invest in disaster risk reduction, and refocus multilateral cooperation to address the root causes of hunger. “All of this is achievable if we agree to work together, with an understanding that it is in all of our shared interests to do so. We really are all in this together,” he said. Representing the private sector, Lucy Muchocki from the Pan African Agribusiness and Agroindustry Consortium, said: “We want to commend the efforts of FAO in engaging the private sector to address some of the most important issues in agriculture and trade in Africa. We hope Dialogues of this sort become regular events, as we must maintain momentum to develop practical and action-oriented solutions that require collective efforts.” Josefa Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission commended the strong collaboration with FAO to lead a multi-stakeholder response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including establishing a joint taskforce. Other speakers at today’s opening session included Khalid Mehboob, the Independent Chairperson of FAO’s Council and Thanawat Tiensin, Chairperson of the Committee on World Food Security. A historic Regional Conference The Conference is hosted virtually for the first time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The modality has allowed more people to connect, making it the largest ever Regional Conference for Africa. Hundreds of delegates have joined the Zoom sessions, and many more are watching the live webcast. Other sessions today have focused on the pandemic’s impacts on food security and nutrition, and FAO’s Hand-in-Hand Initiative. The Conference runs until Wednesday 28th of October.

Madaxweyne ku-xigeenka Punland oo soo xiray shirka mashaariicda deegaannada maamulkaasi+Sawirro

Muqdisho:-Ku-simaha madaxweynaha dowlad goboleedka Puntland ahna madaxweyne ku-xigeenka  Mudane Axmed Cilmi Cismaan (karaash), ayaa maanta shir usoo xiray degmooyinka iyo gobolada puntland ee ay ka socdaan mashaariicda horumarin ee jplg. Madaxweyne ku-xigeenka dowlad goboleedka  puntland Mudane Axmed Cilmi Cismaan (karaash), ayaa boggaadiyey mashaariicda horumarin ee ka socda degmooyinka, wuxuuna faray masuuliyiinta sii dardargelinta horumarka, xoojinta wada-shaqeynta degmooyinka iyo gobolada iyo dhaqangelinta sharciga cusub ee dowladdaha hoose ee law-7 si uu hirgalo qorshaha maamul daadejinta. Shirkaan oo maalmo socday waxaa ka qeyb-galay maayarada degmooyinka, isu-duweyaasha, guddoomiyeyaasha gobolada puntland ee ay ka socdaan mashaariicda horumarin ee jplg, machadka dowladdaha hoose ee puntland, wasaaradda arrimaha gudaha federaalka iyo dimuqraadiyeynta puntland oo shirka soo diyaarisay iyo wasaaraddaha kala shaqeeya mashaariicda horumarin ee degmooyinka.

Beesha Caalamka oo 3 Qodob ku Cadaadineysa Madaxda Dowlada Federaalka iyo Maamul Goboleedyada

Wakiilada Beesha Caalamka ayaa bilaabay socdaallo ay ku tegayaan xarumaha Maamul Goboleedyada, iyagoo maanta booqday magaalada Dhuusamareeb ee xarunta maamulka Galmudug. Wafdiga waxaa hoggaaminayey Wakiilka Q/Midoobay James Swan, waxaana ka mid ahaa Wakiilka Midowga Afrika ee Soomaaliya Francisco Madeira, Ku xigeenka wakiilka Midowga Yurub ee Soomaaliya Nicole Miller, iyo madaxa ergada IGAD ee Soomaaliya Jamal Ahmed Ibrahim, waxana kulan la yeesheen Madaxweynaha Galmudug Axmed Cabdi Kaariye (Qoorqoor). Ad Qoraal kasoo baxay xafiiska UNSOM ayaa algu sheegay inay ugu baaqayaan dhammaan hoggaamiyeyaasha Soomaalida inay sii wadaan iskaashiga iyo u diyaar garowga Doorashada iyo in la xaqiijiyo Dooraho Qaran oo ku dhacda si furan, cadaalad ah oo loo dhan yahay. Qodobka saddexaad ee ugu adag oo Beesha Caalamka ku cadaadineyso madaxda Soomaalida ayaa ah in la xaqiijiyo qoondada haweenka ee 30% ee Baarlamaanka labadiisa Aqal, iyadoo waliba ergooyinka lagu soo xulayo qaab bulshada oo dhan ka wada muuqato. Wafdga wakiilada Beesha Calaaka ee ka kaal socda Q/Midoobay, Midowga Yurub, Midowga Afrika iyo IGAD ayaa hore u booqday magaalada Baydhaba, waxayna la kulmeen Ra’iisal wasaare Maxamed Xuseen Rooble, iyagoo tegi doona maamul Goboleedyada kale. Warar Xul ah

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FAO aims to untap Africa’s potential to end hunger and malnutrition Director-General QU Dongyu addresses FAO Regional Conference for Africa.

Rome/Harare – The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations QU Dongyu says Africa’s potential gives him hope that the battle against poverty and hunger can be won. He made the remarks at today’s opening of the Ministerial segment of the 31st Session of the Regional Conference for Africa. “We meet in trying times, but the opportunities ahead of us give me hope,” Director-General Qu said. “Africa is the continent of untapped potential and remains a key priority for me. I am convinced that agricultural and rural development are the keys to winning the battle against poverty and hunger in Africa.” Hosted virtually by the Government of Zimbabwe and in collaboration with FAO, the Conference brings together more than 95 Ministers and government officials from 48 countries – a record attendance. Representatives from observer countries, donor organizations, civil society and the private sector are also attending, making it FAO’s largest meeting in Africa. “This year’s FAO Regional Conference for Africa is a unique multi-sectoral platform,” President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa said in his opening address. Zimbabwe is the Conference Chair, taking over from Sudan. “We must share experiences and proffer solutions to common problems affecting the African region…The elimination of hunger in Africa and the response to the different structural challenges we face as a continent requires strong partnerships, collaboration and commitment among the various stakeholders,” he said. Solutions in difficult times The Conference comes amid rising hunger in Africa, driven by climate change, conflict and economic slowdowns. The COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating existing food insecurity. Amid several challenges, the Director-General mentioned concrete examples of partnerships among FAO, Members and donor partners, such as the Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control to ensure a strong coordinated approach at country, regional and global levels as well as the good progress in the control of the desert locust. “In East Africa, the anticipatory action approach was quite successful with national Governments in collaboration with FAO and partners, protecting over 580 million USD worth of crops, enough to meet the annual cereal needs of 13 million people,” Qu said. The Director-General also pointed to gender equality as part of the solution. “We must give equal opportunities and rights to rural women,” he said. He also set out Africa’s opportunities to transform its agri-food systems, including new jobs stemming from growing food markets, the continent’s growing urban middle class, and the rapid adoption of digital technologies particularly by Africa’s young people. He reiterated FAO’s agenda of transformative action to build a dynamic, inclusive and agile Organization that serves its Members to achieve the “four betters”: better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life. The Director-General acknowledged African leadership for having prioritized the agenda of agriculture development through the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) and the 2014 Malabo Declaration on Agriculture Transformation, and showed his appreciation for the contribution of Members to the Africa Solidarity Trust Fund at FAO. He invited country delegations to nominate locations to take part in FAO’s new 1 000 Digital Villages Project which will convert villages or towns into digital hubs, recognizing that digital linkages and rural tourism could be engines to increase resilience, diversify farmers’ incomes and build back better. “This is your conference – the regional Governing Body session. My colleagues and I will be listening closely,” Director-General Qu said. He invited the delegations to share the priorities they wish to see included in the new FAO Strategic Framework that is under preparation, as well as their expectations for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, and encouraged countries to identify and rally behind regional champions in the lead up to it. The Director-General also alluded to the national priorities for the transformation of agri-food systems and the strong political commitments of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG2 and SDG1 at country level. COVID-19 Pandemic FAO has been supporting governments across Africa in carrying out predictive analysis for the potential secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on food systems, markets and agriculture. It is estimated that 12 million people across the continent have so far benefitted from this effort. For FAO to continue to carry out its actions to address the pandemic in a holistic and comprehensive manner, the Director-General stressed the importance of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Program, which aims to mitigate immediate impacts, while strengthening the long-term resilience of food systems and livelihoods – in line with the United Nations approach to “build to transform” and in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Programme is also closely linked to the Hand-in-Hand Initiative, FAO’s new business model for collaboration that uses a broad spectrum of partnerships and leverages the technical and data capacity of the Organization to determine the best options to reach the most vulnerable and have the greatest impact on poverty and hunger. We are in this together Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, called for action on several fronts: fully fund all humanitarian response plans, invest in disaster risk reduction, and refocus multilateral cooperation to address the root causes of hunger. “All of this is achievable if we agree to work together, with an understanding that it is in all of our shared interests to do so. We really are all in this together,” he said. Representing the private sector, Lucy Muchocki from the Pan African Agribusiness and Agroindustry Consortium, said: “We want to commend the efforts of FAO in engaging the private sector to address some of the most important issues in agriculture and trade in Africa. We hope Dialogues of this sort become regular events, as we must maintain momentum to develop practical and action-oriented solutions that require collective efforts.” Josefa Sacko, Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission commended the strong collaboration with FAO to lead a multi-stakeholder response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including establishing a joint taskforce. Other speakers at today’s opening session included Khalid Mehboob, the Independent Chairperson of FAO’s Council and Thanawat Tiensin, Chairperson of the Committee on World Food Security. A historic Regional Conference The Conference is hosted virtually for the first time because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The modality has allowed more people to connect, making it the largest ever Regional Conference for Africa. Hundreds of delegates have joined the Zoom sessions, and many more are watching the live webcast. Other sessions today have focused on the pandemic’s impacts on food security and nutrition, and FAO’s Hand-in-Hand Initiative. The Conference runs until Wednesday 28th of October.

Madaxweyne ku-xigeenka Punland oo soo xiray shirka mashaariicda deegaannada maamulkaasi+Sawirro

Muqdisho:-Ku-simaha madaxweynaha dowlad goboleedka Puntland ahna madaxweyne ku-xigeenka  Mudane Axmed Cilmi Cismaan (karaash), ayaa maanta shir usoo xiray degmooyinka iyo gobolada puntland ee ay ka socdaan mashaariicda horumarin ee jplg. Madaxweyne ku-xigeenka dowlad goboleedka  puntland Mudane Axmed Cilmi Cismaan (karaash), ayaa boggaadiyey mashaariicda horumarin ee ka socda degmooyinka, wuxuuna faray masuuliyiinta sii dardargelinta horumarka, xoojinta wada-shaqeynta degmooyinka iyo gobolada iyo dhaqangelinta sharciga cusub ee dowladdaha hoose ee law-7 si uu hirgalo qorshaha maamul daadejinta. Shirkaan oo maalmo socday waxaa ka qeyb-galay maayarada degmooyinka, isu-duweyaasha, guddoomiyeyaasha gobolada puntland ee ay ka socdaan mashaariicda horumarin ee jplg, machadka dowladdaha hoose ee puntland, wasaaradda arrimaha gudaha federaalka iyo dimuqraadiyeynta puntland oo shirka soo diyaarisay iyo wasaaraddaha kala shaqeeya mashaariicda horumarin ee degmooyinka.

Beesha Caalamka oo 3 Qodob ku Cadaadineysa Madaxda Dowlada Federaalka iyo Maamul Goboleedyada

Wakiilada Beesha Caalamka ayaa bilaabay socdaallo ay ku tegayaan xarumaha Maamul Goboleedyada, iyagoo maanta booqday magaalada Dhuusamareeb ee xarunta maamulka Galmudug. Wafdiga waxaa hoggaaminayey Wakiilka Q/Midoobay James Swan, waxaana ka mid ahaa Wakiilka Midowga Afrika ee Soomaaliya Francisco Madeira, Ku xigeenka wakiilka Midowga Yurub ee Soomaaliya Nicole Miller, iyo madaxa ergada IGAD ee Soomaaliya Jamal Ahmed Ibrahim, waxana kulan la yeesheen Madaxweynaha Galmudug Axmed Cabdi Kaariye (Qoorqoor). Ad Qoraal kasoo baxay xafiiska UNSOM ayaa algu sheegay inay ugu baaqayaan dhammaan hoggaamiyeyaasha Soomaalida inay sii wadaan iskaashiga iyo u diyaar garowga Doorashada iyo in la xaqiijiyo Dooraho Qaran oo ku dhacda si furan, cadaalad ah oo loo dhan yahay. Qodobka saddexaad ee ugu adag oo Beesha Caalamka ku cadaadineyso madaxda Soomaalida ayaa ah in la xaqiijiyo qoondada haweenka ee 30% ee Baarlamaanka labadiisa Aqal, iyadoo waliba ergooyinka lagu soo xulayo qaab bulshada oo dhan ka wada muuqato. Wafdga wakiilada Beesha Calaaka ee ka kaal socda Q/Midoobay, Midowga Yurub, Midowga Afrika iyo IGAD ayaa hore u booqday magaalada Baydhaba, waxayna la kulmeen Ra’iisal wasaare Maxamed Xuseen Rooble, iyagoo tegi doona maamul Goboleedyada kale. Warar Xul ah

Hay’adda UNICEF oo war kasoo saartay shaqaale maanta lagu dilay Muqdisho

Muqdisho (SONNA)-Hay’adda UNICEF ee qaramada midoobe ayaa canbaareysay weerar lagu dilay labo ka mid ah shaqaalaha talaalka cudurka dabeysha kaasi oo maanta ka dhacay magaalada Muqdisho. War qoraal ah oo uu soo saaray madaxa UNICEF ee soomaaliya Jesper Moller ayaa lagu sheegay in UNICEF ay argaxgaxday falka lagu dilay labo xubnood oo ka mid ah shaqaalaha talaalka kuwaasi oo shaqo ku jiray. Shaqaalahan geesiyiinta waxay naftooda halis u galiyeen in adeega caafimaadka oo ay aadka ugu baahanyihiin gaarsiiyaan caruurta nugul ayaa lagu yiri qoraalka. UNICEF waxay tacsi u dirtay qoyska iyo ehelka ay ka baxeen shaqaalaha gargaarka ee la dilay. Qoraalka waxaa lagu sheegay in UNICEF ay si xoog leh u canbaareyneyso weerarka fuleynimada leh ee lagu dilay shaqaalaha waxayna ka codsatay dowlada soomaaliya baarintaan buuxa. Weerarada ka dhanka  ah  shaqaalaha gargaarka waxay xad gudub ku yihiin sharciyada caalamiga.

Kulan looga hadlayey dhibaatada dhalinyarada isticmaasha daawada xad-dhaafka oo lagu qabtay Columbus “Sawirro”

Muqdisho (SONNA)-Kulankaan looga hadlayey dhalinyarada isticmaasha daawada xad dhaafka ah (Overdose) ayaa lagu qabtay magaalada Columbus Ohio Manta, waxaana soo abaabulay qaar kamid ah waalidiinta magaaladaasi, gaar ahaan Ramlo Jama oo ah Hooyo Caruur  ugu dhalatay Mareykanka, isla markaana ka damqatay dhibaatada haysata dhalinyarada. Bishii la soo dhaafay oo kaliya seddex dhalinyaro Soomaali ah ayaa u dhimatay isticmaalka daawadaa xad dhaafka ah halka kuwo kale ay la ildaranyihiin dhibaatada ka soo gaartay. In kasta oo lagu jiro xilli adag oo dadku ka wal-wal sanyihiin Coronavirus, hadana kulankaan waxaa qeyb ka ahaa waalidiin haween u baddan iyo dhalinyaro, waxaa dhankooda ka qeyb qaadanayay xubno ka socday Hay'adaha caafimaadka Columbus Ohio. Waxaa lagu soo bandhigay Sheekooyin xanuun baddan iyo Taariikho mugdi galiyay qoysas badan oo xubno qoysaskooda ka tirsanaa ay ku waayeen isticmaalka Overdoseka.  Dhibaatada haysata qoysaska Soomaaliyeed ee qurbaha waxaa qeybta ugu daran hogaamiya is fahmi waaga dhaqanka ee waalidiinta iyo Ubadkooda, mahan wax sahlan in waalid Soomaaliyeed uu soo dhaweysto Wiilkiisa Ama Gabadhiisa oo isticmaashay Daroogo waana sababaha sii fogeeya Ilmaha. Waaxda caafimaadka ayaa Tibaaxay in dhalinyarada u dhexeysa 16 ilaa 24 gabi ahaan dalka Mareykanka ay halis ugu jiraan isticmaalka daawada xad dhaafka ah, waana cabsi la soo daristay qoys walba. Muhiimada kulanka ayaa ahaa waalidiinta gaar ahaan Hooyooyinka iyo Ilmaha in laga dhex abuuro is faham sababi kara in ilmaha aysan sii fogaan oo haddii qalad lagu arko la soo dhaweeyo, si dagan oo naxariis ku jirtana looga saaro, waana mid ku adag waalidiinta Soomaalida oo dhaqan ahaan Canaan iyo qeylo Ilmaha ku wajaha waana horseedka in ilmuhu guryahooda ka cararaan una galaan kuwo aan ka naxayn. Kulmada Noocan ah ayaa lagu balamay in la sii wado tan iyo inta xal laga gaarayo.