The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) invites IFAJ colleagues to attend a June 5 Media Café on food security. SOMESA is hosting the hybrid live/online event in cooperation with the African Network of Environmental Journalists (ANEJ) and the Federation of Somalia Universities (FESU) to explore climate-resilient food production and diversification of energy sources to reduce reliance on charcoal.
The program will be held at Bay State University on Monday, June 5 at 11 AM GMT and simulcast as a Zoom webinar. Registration for the webinar is free.
A presentation by Bay State University and discussion forum will address food security, drought, and climate change in Somalia’s South West State. The state has been in drought for several years, driving down livestock numbers and wiping out crops. Demand for charcoal has driven many pastoralists to cut native acacia trees, providing quick money but removing many drought-resistant trees from the landscape, where their fodder has traditionally been a key to livestock survival during dry periods. Click here to read more.
Click here to register for the webinar.