Center for Climate Resilience and Food Security

Hodmas University College, a leading institution in Somalia, is deeply committed to addressing the urgent challenges posed by climate change, sustainable livelihoods, and food security. In recognition of the critical need for research, knowledge exchange, and innovative solutions in these areas, we have established the Center for Climate Resilience and Food Security. This center serves as a catalyst for change, driving efforts to build climate resilience, promote sustainable livelihoods, and ensure food security for all in Somalia.

Somalia is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, with rising temperatures, erratic rainfall patterns, and increased frequency of extreme weather events. These challenges directly affect agriculture, livelihoods, and food production systems, exacerbating food insecurity and threatening the well-being of communities across the country. The need for comprehensive research, evidence-based strategies, and effective interventions is paramount to address these pressing issues.

At the Center for Climate Resilience and Food Security (CCRFS), we are dedicated to generating knowledge, fostering innovation, and facilitating collaborations to achieve tangible and sustainable impacts. Our interdisciplinary approach brings together experts from various fields, including agriculture, environmental science, social sciences, and policy development. Through partnerships with government agencies, NGOs, research institutions, and local communities, we aim to leverage collective expertise and resources to address the complex challenges of climate change and food security.


  1. Develop and implement climate-resilient agricultural practices that enhance productivity, minimize environmental impact, and improve livelihoods.
  2. Promote sustainable food production and consumption patterns to ensure food security and nutrition for all segments of the population.
  3. Enhance adaptive capacity and resilience of vulnerable communities through the integration of climate change adaptation strategies in agricultural and food systems.
  4. Facilitate policy advocacy and collaboration with stakeholders to create an enabling environment for climate resilience and food security.
  5. Strengthen research and innovation in climate change adaptation, sustainable agriculture, and food security to generate evidence and practical solutions.

Core Programs and Initiatives

  • Climate-smart agriculture and sustainable farming practices
  • Community resilience-building and livelihood diversification
  • Water resource management and water security measures
  • Research and innovation for climate adaptation and food security
  • Policy advocacy and capacity development for sustainable development
  • Gender-responsive approaches to address inequalities and empower women
  • Knowledge dissemination and awareness campaigns