Successful Completion & Handover of the Northern Crop and Livestock Development Master Plan Project
On 27th April 2017, H.E. Mr. Hideyuki Sakamoto, Ambassador of Japan to Namibia declared a successful completion of “Northern Crop and Livestock Development Master Plan Study (N-CLIMP) Project” and handed over the project achievements to the Ministry.
The project aimed to introduce market oriented agriculture for small-scale farmers in order to uplift lives of those farmers by enhancing productivities and market access. The project started in 2014 targeting the four regions in the North, namely, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto and Ohangwena. Five Japanese experts dispatched by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) provided technical assistance to Namibian counterparts.
During the last three years of the project implementation, various agriculture technical measures for crop production, livestock production and farm management suitable and durable for Namibia’s harsh nature conditions, have been introduced and implemented on pilot basis by small-scale farmers, Agriculture Technicians and MAWF officials. The results have shown effectiveness of these measures for improving agricultural productivities and farmers’ income. The project’s experiences and achievements have been compiled in a form of a Master Plan and a farmers’ training manual. In addition, agricultural equipment & materials, such as Drip Irrigation Kits, Water tanks, fencing materials, fertilizer and seeds etc., and office equipment and vehicles totally worth about 1.5 million Namibian Dollars were donated to the Government of Namibia.
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