Namibia has started implementing the Dry Land Crop Production Program in ten crop-growing regions of the country to improve productivity, a senior government official said Monday.
Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform spokesperson Jona Musheko said the program is aimed at enhancing crop production and boosting yields amid a number of natural disasters.
“To date, an average of 40,000 farming households benefited from subsidized plowing, planting and weeding services, as well as agricultural inputs such as improved seed varieties, fertilizers on annual basis through this program,” he said.
Musheko said the program is deliberately targeting youths to improve their participation in the sector and aims to mitigate against low and variable rainfall, thereby creating climate resilience to farmers. Enditem