Sesame from Somalia
About sesame from Somalia
Somalia has historically produced some of the finest sesame.
And sesame is now one of the first and most important exports from Somalia, where the conflict will hopefully end. Sesame is a very robust and stable crop for farmers in Somalia.
However, production has been unstable and underdeveloped and by far most is sold via Dubai. Increased and expanded access to the European market would be both important and encouraging for Somalia and for farmers in Somalia. It could pave the way for increased investment, revenue and jobs.
In cooperation with Somali Agriculture Technical Group (SATG) and the company we are working on importing Sesame seeds to Denmark / EU from Somalia. In Denmark, we collaborate with Valsemøllen, which continuously assesses quality.
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Somalia has experienced conflict for nearly three decades with serious human consequences and insecurity. Half a million people are estimated to have been killed and millions have fled the internet or abroad.
The formation of the AU-led peace operation (AMISOM) and the establishment of a federal government in 2012 have led to a fragile but positive development in the war-torn country. Of the population of just over 12 million people, however, over 40% live in extreme poverty and around 5 million are dependent on emergency aid.
Somalia deserves increased trade and investment to support the fragile progress towards peace and prosperity.