This Data in Emergencies Monitoring (DIEM-Monitoring) brief shares the results of a field assessment conducted between 23 July and 17 August 2021 in Somalia. It presents key findings and recommendations for humanitarian actors to utilize in planning and implementing data-driven programming to sustain farmers’ livelihoods and build their resilience to future shocks – protecting the food security of rural Somalis.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) established the DIEM-Monitoring System to collect, analyse and disseminate data on shocks and livelihoods in countries prone to multiple shocks. DIEM-Monitoring aims to inform decision making by providing regularly updated information on how different shocks are affecting the livelihoods and food security of agricultural populations.
Information is collected from primary sources in the production process: producers, traders or marketers, input suppliers, extension officers and other key informants.