Namibia will hold an agricultural outlook conference this month focusing on strategies to rebuild the agricultural sector after the drought, an official said on Monday.
Namibia Agricultural Union representative Erika von Gierszewski said the conference is meant to revive the agriculture sector.
“The conference will have experts speaking to our farmers about how to rebuild after such a devastating drought. Farmers and stakeholders will deliberate strategies on how to move forward,” Gierszewski said.
According to Gierszewski, some of the topics that will be discussed include future of farming in Namibia, the marketing policy for recovery and how to recover financially, innovative thinking to adapt and mitigate, recover plans for grazing and accelerated income.
“The conference will see farmers from different sectors, livestock, horticulture, wildlife and tourism come together to share their strategies for surviving in this time of crisis,” she said.
Last week, Prime Minister Sarah Kuugongelwa-Amadhila also tabled a motivation in the National Assembly to have the state of emergency period extended by six months.
Namibia President Hage Geingob declared a state of emergency in May this year and government allocated millions of dollars towards alleviation efforts and programs. Enditem