Somali farmers feeding their countrymen again

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New initiative has helped Somali farmers produce maize that meets international quality standards. Photo: FAO/Christena Dowsett

Somali farmers have for the first time been able to supply high quality food to the UN’s World Food Program (WFP) that will be used to feed their fellow countrymen.

It's a major breakthrough for the farmers, especially coming from an area that faced severe famine less than three years ago.

Four million people in Somalia experienced severe food shortages in 2011, as the country suffered the worst drought to affect the East African region in 60 years.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

Duration: 2’36”

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