FAO in Namibia
A group of close to 10 rural youth in the Groot Aub area in the Khomas region recently expressed their appreciation to FAO Namibia for the valuable assistance rendered by the agency in providing them with the means to set up a community gardening project. The group, which is mainly...
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting not only food trade, food supply chains and markets but also people’s lives, livelihoods and nutrition. This collection of policy briefs presents a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the pandemic’s impacts on these areas.
In a bid to avert the devastating effects of the critical drought situation in Namibia, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), with financial support from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), has availed N$10 million to assist 3250 drought-stricken farming households in seven drought-affected regions of Namibia. With this...
The majority of the inhabitants of the Otazuma village in Kunene region of Namibia rely on livestock production and principally herd goats and cattle for a livelihood. Although the area is semi-arid in nature, it has much underground water that was under-utilized. The Namibia Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Forestry...
Vanyegisa wakes up early every morning to water, weed and harvest tomatoes, spinach, and maize that are intercropped on her portion of a community garden. She has was trained in crop husbandry practices and applies the recommended practices to get the most out of her garden, which is the only...
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