Somali Natural Resources Research Center (SONRREC) is a non-profit and non-governmental research center that was established in 2016. The center was founded by a group of multi-disciplinary sciences an overall objective of supporting and developing poor small scale farmers and agro-pastoralists by conducting research and providing training and technical support on best farming practices.
SONRREC was founded to promote the concept of research development in Somalia. It was established as a response to the lack of research on Somali natural resources from the following the instability in 1991, which caused the loss of the lives of thousands of civilians while a lot of problems were a raised since then. The absence central government also caused many farmers to stop cultivation of their farms and become refugees in neighboring countries and mostly IDPs within the country. Hence; SNNR was established to mitigate the long lasting problems to provide consultation services and effective research and training on modern practice of natural resources for environmental sustainability and protection.
SONRREC is a unique multi-disciplinary center of excellence by delivering high quality research, advice, teaching and training in support of Somalia food security, sustainable development and poverty reduction and dedicates to promote natural resources and environmental protection and conservation in order to empower and improve livelihood condition of the poor agro-pastoral community in Somali through research and innovations.