Impact of Drought on Tomato Production in Bal’ad, Somalia

Authors

  • Abdirahman Mohamud Ahmed Somali International University Mogadishu
  • Hassan Ibrahim Adow Somali International University Mogadishu
  • Jamac Hassan Ahmed Somali International University Mogadishu
  • Abdirahman Adam Weli Somali International University Mogadishu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53819/81018102t30130

Abstract

This study investigated the impact of drought on tomato production, the three major objectives of the research were to evaluate the causes of drought on tomato production, to assess the constraints of drought on tomato farmers, to suggest possible solutions to manage drought on tomato production. The study found that drought has negative impact on farmers, pastoralists, and other communities that depend on these two sectors, the data was collected from BALCAD by using questionnaire and analyzed statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 16.0 After analyzing answers of the respondents from the questions asked in the questionnaire, The study found that drought on tomato production is caused by factors like precipitation deficiency, climate change, and human activities, leading to negative impacts on farmers and ranchers, reduced crop production, and unemployment among agricultural laborers, with suggested solutions including early warning systems and government support. The study concludes that drought, driven by factors like precipitation deficiency, climate change, and human activities, has significant adverse effects on tomato production, leading to reduced yields, unemployment, and migration among farmers in the Middle Shabelle region of Somalia. The study recommends establishing early warning systems, promoting water harvesting techniques, distributing drought-resistant seeds, improving irrigation infrastructure, conducting farmer awareness programs, providing alternative livelihood skills training, and increasing budgetary allocations for drought relief measures to enhance tomato producers' climate resilience and food security in BALCAD.Top of Form

Keywords: Drought, Tomato Production, Agricultural, Bal’ad, Somalia

 

Author Biographies

Abdirahman Mohamud Ahmed, Somali International University Mogadishu

Student, Somali International University Mogadishu, Somalia

Hassan Ibrahim Adow, Somali International University Mogadishu

Student, Somali International University Mogadishu, Somalia

Jamac Hassan Ahmed , Somali International University Mogadishu

Student, Somali International University Mogadishu, Somalia

Abdirahman Adam Weli, Somali International University Mogadishu

Lecturer, Somali International University Mogadishu, Somalia

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2023-12-07

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Ahmed, A. M., Adow, H. I., Ahmed , J. H., & Weli, A. A. (2023). Impact of Drought on Tomato Production in Bal’ad, Somalia. Journal of Agriculture, 7(1), 80–94. https://doi.org/10.53819/81018102t30130

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