AGROCARE is a Netherlands based organization that works in Somalia. We work with communities to reduce poverty. We do this by supporting development projects in Somalia while addressing governance issues in the regions. Although we are based in the Netherlands, we act as a local NGO supporting bigger international NGOs and UN agencies to deliver their programs.
In the rural areas of Somalia AGROCARE rehabilitates canals, water wells and provide food and non-food items to people affected by floods and other natural disasters. We partner with international organizations such as Oxfam Novib, UNHCR, NRC, Common Humanitarian Fund for Somalia and FAO to implement various projects. Some of these include promotion of Human Rights of IDPs in Mogadishu in 2007 and Rural food Security Project funded by Oxfam Novib, sanitation.
Crop Production, Bakery Construction project in Hiiraan Region, Jalalaqsi and Baled Weyne districts funded by UNHCR, Emergency Cash for Work to rehabilitate strategic agricultural infrastructure funded by Common Humanitarian Fund for Somalia and distribution of food for flood effected families in Mahaday District in Middle Shabelle region of Somalia funded by WFP. Internally displaced people are a major focus of our activities. Between April and May 2007 we distributed non-food items to over 30,402 IDPs in Lower and Middle Shabelle region funded by UNHCR.
We strive to create a visible link between human rights and development in Somalia by creating ownership of development projects among our community partners. This we feel is important in our attempt to alleviate the suffering of IDPs and other vulnerable groups, through provision of employable skills, technical assistance and support of communities’ development projects. AGROCARE has infrastructure in place to implement projects. With this in place, together with our network with other like-minded organizations, we will be able to create a visible link between human rights and development in Somalia by creating ownership of development projects among our community partners.