Food Security & Livelihoods

Every person has the right to an appropriate standard of living, which includes the preservation of their food and means of subsistence. 

With both immediate and long-term solutions, we support this right in Somalia. 

Food production and market systems fail when there are wars, natural disasters, or mass migration. 

People become unable to support themselves. By ensuring food security and chances for a living for those who have been affected by displacement, we want to lessen these dangers in Somalia. 

By merging short-term cash-based emergency help with social protection operations, SCC increases access to food and other basic requirements. 

This is done through both standalone and integrated activities. In addition, we assist communities with non-farm revenue generation projects and small-scale food production. 

Our graduation models help to prevent dependency while ensuring the most vulnerable are given the support they require. 

SCC prioritizes women's participation and incorporates participatory community practices to design context-appropriate interventions. 

We also remain flexible, offering timely support, continual adjustment for rapidly changing contexts, and the best possible contribution to durable solutions. With respect to our target groups, we focus on internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees, returnees, and vulnerable host communities. 

We give particular attention to hard-to-reach areas.

Supporting IDPs through cash for work program
Supporting IDPs through cash for work program

Key Activities
  • We support the empowerment of farming communities, better access and sustainable management of natural resources, technologies and services to increase their productivity and income generation.
  • We support IDPs through cash for work program
  • We collect and share information on access to market, innovations and technologies and socio-economic development.
  • We strengthen the capacities of all key stakeholders to ably respond to shocks to their agricultural livelihoods and build resilience of their food systems
  • We engage in broad partnerships for targeted and coordinated actions towards achieving common goals of eradicating hunger and malnutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture and responsible consumption
  • We have a focus on inclusive agriculture-driven economic growth by targeting and empowering women, girls, youth and marginalised communities.
  • We know that agriculture has an important role to play in combating climate change; our approach values climate-smart innovations, promotes digitisation and value chain growth to help vulnerable communities adapt and thrive
  • Labour Market Surveys
  • Vocational Trainings and (self)employment advisory services.
  • Start-ups and support to SMEs.
  • Targeted actions aimed at inclusion of the most vulnerable.


44,475 lives

In the last 3 years, our food security and livelihood sector impacted 44,475 lives through implementation of drought recovery, livelihoods, food security and resilience project aimed at building their community assets.