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S2E4 – Hussein Haji


Dr Hussein Haji, CEO of Filson Somalia and executive director of Somali Agriculture Technical Group (SATG), is helping to reconstruct agricultural infrastructure in his home country following years of civil unrest.  

In this episode of Plant Breeding Stories, Dr Haji shares stories of his travels from Somalia to India and Canada working with plant breeding in crops including sorghum and tobacco. He explains how global work and educational experiences forged his intention to return to Somalia and help rebuild its agricultural capability.  His work today includes supporting farmers acquire improved seed, technology, testing and equipment for their farms. Dr Haji explores the challenges he faces working in a war-ravaged country and offers insights into how he hopes tissue culture can revive the banana industry in Somalia.  

For more information about Filsan, SATG and Dr Hussein go to: and Twitter @SatgSomalia