Somalia is not a pure desert nation per se such as Saudi. We can grow drought tolerant crops that are nutritious and stuff.
Reversing desertification is like reversing our culture which is locking up the animals and actually work to restore the land. that is the sad truth unfortunately
For some reason, agricultural boarding school/gulags dont sound like a bad idea. Somalis like to ship their bad apples abroad anyways, let them be of some use to their nation. It would serve as an alternative military service