In Somaliland, the arid, desert landscape and limited access to financial resources present many challenges for farmers struggling to make a living in the region’s rural agricultural sector.

Barwaaqo, a local fruit and vegetable wholesaler and cooperative, is bringing together a network of farmers to build capacity and broaden distribution with the help of the Somali AgriFood Fund.

The Somali AgriFood Fund, a partnership between the International Fund for Agricultural Development, Shuraako and BiD Network, offers entrepreneurs like Barwaaqo access to financial capital, leveraging an initial seed capital grant to raise private investment.

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