Swalim News and Events

SWALIM Supports Somaliland Ministry of Agricultural Development to Improve its Climate Monitoring Network

The Somaliland Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) with technical and financial support of FAO SWALIM has embarked on an exercise to revamp and fix the climate monitoring network. Weather monitoring is an important exercise as it impacts on agricultural production. For More information is available on the link: https://bit.ly/2MgYLwM

FAO SWALIM Opens its Mogadishu Office

During the official opening of the Mogadishu office, FAO SWALIM held a two day information share fare whose aim was to show the wealth of information produced by SWALIM. Once again the SWALIM family showed its strength, passion and commitment in serving the Somali people.

 Journal Publications

Towards a spatial Data Infrastructure for Somalia using open source standards
SDI is a well-known concept in Africa, many countries are on the way to having a formal SDI strategy Certain countries, such as Somalia, are starting the process of nation building after years of war.
Assessment of Charcoal Driven Deforestation Rates in a Fragile Rangeland Environment in North Eastern Somalia Using Very High Resolution Imagery
Multi-temporal very high-resolution satellite images and field work have been used for quantifying the tree cutting rate over a 5 years period in a very arid tiger bush area of North Eastern Somalia w

 In focus

Hydro-met Observations, Early warning and Climate Information Dissemination Training in Mogadishu

To improve the value and quality of data from the hydro-metric networks in south and Central Somalia, a total of nine participants drawn from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Federal Republic of Somalia and SWALIM River gauge readers from key monitoring stations along Shabelle Rivers participated in a training aimed to improve the capacity of the gauge readers in carrying out the tasks of collecting, processing and transmitting precipitation, River water level data and other hydro-meteorological information.

Status of River Breakages Along Shabelle River, August 2018

SWALIM, has completed the analysing and mapping of river breakages along the Shabelle River using very high resolution (sub meter) satellite imagery and a Digital Elevation Model (DEM). Four types of breakages have been identified along Shabelle River namely; Open, Overflow, Potential and Closed. The open breakages are those that were still open during the month of July 2018.

 SWALIM Publications

Somalia Rainfall Outlook Deyr 2018: Issued 06-09-2018

A recent forecast issued by the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF50), issued on 28 August 2018, indicates a greater likelihood of normal to above normal 2018 Deyr (October-December) rains across Somalia.

Publication   Download

Somalia Rainfall Forecast - Issued 18 May 2018

Following a Tropical Cylcone in the gulf of Aden, heavy rains that led to flash floods were experienced in Bari region of Puntland in the last 12 hours. The rains are expected intensify during the next two days in most parts of Puntland and Somaliland with a reduction on 21/05/2018.

Publication   Download

Tropical Storm Alert - Issued 17 May 2018

A tropical storm named ONE has been developing in the northern Indian Ocean and is expected to affect most parts of northern regions in Somaliland and Puntland in the next 24 to 48 hours.

Publication   Download

Devastating floods Overwhelm parts of Somalia

Somalia is periodically affected by various forms of natural and manmade hazards. Floods are notably one of the most devastating natural hazards in the country, causing tremendous loss of lives and extensive damage to agriculture, vegetation, human, wild life and local economies.

Publication   Download


SWALIM is currently funded by EU with contribution from The World Bank, DFID, USAID and SHF

 swalim technical partners