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Empowering young agri-entrepreneurs to invest in agriculture and food systems: Policy recommendations based on lessons learned from eleven African countries

Measures that empower youth – including young family farmers and agri-entrepreneurs – to invest in their own farms and businesses along agricultural value chains should be a key component of a sustainable development-centred government strategy for enhancing investments at country level.

Southern Africa locust outbreak - September 2020

At least four Southern African countries (Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are facing serious outbreaks of African Migratory Locust (AML), threatening the winter crops and the main planting season due to start in October. Seven million people who are still recovering from the impact of the 2019 drought, may experience further food insecurity and following crop damage from the AML (Note: this is separate to the Desert Locust emergency in Eastern Africa).The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is working closely with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the International Red Locust Control Organization for Central and Southern Africa (IRLCO-CSA) to support the affected countries to respond to the locust outbreaks.


Improving water access in the drought affected regions of Namibia

The “Improving water access in the drought-affected regions of Namibia” project was initiated on the generosity of the Government of the Republic of Korea which availed U$200 000 (N$3 million) towards funding the project. The project aimed at supporting the rehabilitation of boreholes and hand-dug wells along strategic drought-induced livestock and pastoral migration routes in the Erongo, Kunene and Omusati regions. Uberhunis, Khoro-Aus, Khoro-Aus Pos and Doeie-See, in Erongo region were the villages that benefited from the project. Through this intervention, MAWLR through DWSSC drew on its stock on hand (for some construction materials), as well as its own pool of artisans, to rehabilitate eight boreholes (four each in Erongo and Kunene) as well as to upgrade (to solar powered water pumping systems) four hand-dug wells in Omusati. The rehabilitation of the water points was made possible through the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with the generous financial contribution from the Government of the Republic of Korea.



Country Programming Framework (CPF) for Namibia 2019–2023

The Country Programming Framework (CPF) outlines the development priorities for collaboration between FAO and the Government of the Republic of Namibia. It thus seeks to contribute to national aspirations as espoused in the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) - whose theme is “Working Together Towards Prosperity”; recognising the key role of agriculture, fisheries and related sectors to the development of the country. The CPF is also aligned to relevant sectoral policies and is FAO’s contribution to the United Nations Partnership Assistance Framework (UNPAF) 2019-2023. The CPF focuses on four inter-related priorities - strengthening policy, legal, strategic and institutional frameworks for agriculture, fisheries, forestry, food security and nutrition; improving agricultural production, productivity, food safety and strengthened nutrition-sensitive value chains; strengthening capacity for natural resource management and land governance; and strengthening capacity for disaster risk reduction, resilience building and climate change adaptation and mitigation.



FAO Country Programming Framework (CPF) 2019-2023 Namibia

The FAO Namibia Country Programming Framework (CPF), sets out four government priority areas to guide FAO partnership during 2019-2023 time period. The CPF was developed in consultation and agreement with various stakeholders specifically large number of Government Ministries, Offices and Agencies, several non-state actors, civil society stakeholders and the UN Country Team. The four priority areas are key to FAO delivery as aligned to the Organization's Strategic Objectives and there is a need to communicate the expected outcomes to a broad stakeholder base.