Namibia will soon start exporting white asparagus to over 52 countries through a project that the country is undertaking with a Spanish-owned company.
The country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry on Wednesday signed a 10-year Memorandum of Understanding with Industias Alimentarias de Navara, which will see the country producing over 460 tonnes of asparagus on a 60-hectare plot in the central northern part of the country.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, agricultural minister John Mutorwa said the move to partner with the Spanish company was very crucial towards the attainment of national food security and food self sufficiency.
The agreement will also lead to the establishment of a processing factory which is expected to create many jobs.
Planting of the asparagus will start before the end of this month while the first harvest will be expected end of October 2018. Enditem