Friday, Nov 28th

Last updateThu, 27 Nov 2014 11am

You are here: Home

Articles

Youth taking over agriculture

Mbaroro Katjiuanyo won over three categories with his sheep breeds. His van Rooy ram was crowned the Inter-Regional Inter-Breed Champion 2011.

The Communal Farmers Consortium (CFC) says it has learnt with excitement that the Otjozondjupa-Omaheke Inter-Regional Agriculture Show that was held over the past weekend was a success. One of the major highlights was the increase in the number of young people who exhibited their own livestock and talent.
This year’s Otjozondjupa-Omaheke Inter-Regional Agriculture Show brought together more livestock and business from young people compared to last year’s event.
One such young person among many who exhibited their livestock at Okondjatu in the Otjozondjupa is Mbaroro Katjiuanyo from the Aminius area in the Omaheke region.
The chairperson of the Communal Farmers Consortium,Goliath Tuyendapi said in some other regions were similar events where held, young people were nowhere to be seen and it is evident that the older people are still carrying the burden of feeding the nation through agriculture.
“It is the opinion of the CFC that the youth should be encouraged to enter the agriculture industry to ensure that good and proven traditional farming practices does not disappear but is transferred to the youth who should take over agriculture projects in the future.”
The Communal Farmers Consortium believes that young people are needed to inject new energy and ideas to solve modern problems hampering agriculture in Namibia.
“The CFC believes that it is wise to start farming while young when you still have the energy needed to do hard work. It is also the view of the CFC that some of the most successful and wealthy people in Namibia have at some point made a living from farming or became who they are though agriculture,” Tuyendapi said.
The Communal Farmers Consortium is a group of private and public agencies that pool finances each year to support the staging of agriculture shows in all 13 regions. The Otjozondjupa-Omaheke Inter-Regional Agriculture Show received about N$200,000 to cover expenses and prizes for winners. The Consortium consists of Agra, Feed Master, Agri Bank, First National Bank, Namibia Breweries Limited, Telecom, Meat Board, Meatco and the Namibia National Farmers Union.

Articles In This Category
General News 2011
Namibian refugees residing in Botswana have demanded that an independent body must prove whether or not Caprivians want to be part of Namibia and...
General News 2011
The Gecko Vision Industrial Park will have a negative impact on Namibia’s marine ecosystem, an environment expert has reiterated. Bronwen Currie, a...
General News 2011
Namdeb is set to resume operations at the Elizabeth Bay Mine, south of Luderitz in January 2012 - after two years of rehabilitation, says Tony...
General News 2011
The multi-billion dollar initiative, Namibia Angola Housing Initiative (NAAHI), is calling upon business owners and registered small and medium...
General News 2011
A tracer study conducted on University of Namibia and Polytechnic graduates, who completed their studies between 1999 and 2008, has showed that...
General News 2011
Bank Windhoek recently launched and introduced its new website to the public. The new Bank Windhoek website has additional features such as the tab...
General News 2011
Women Action for Development (WAD) has started a project which aims to address the marginalisation and discrimination of women. WAD hosted the first...
General News 2011
According to latest statistics from the City of Windhoek, the number and value of building plans approved during November increased compared to the...
General News 2011
Dr. Theo-Ben Gurirab, Speaker of the National Assembly is the winner of the 2011 Drivers of Change Award. The award was presented to Dr Gurirab at...
General News 2011
Extreme monetary and fiscal stimulus during the financial market crash and deep recession that followed the sub-prime crisis in 2008 caused a firm...
Related Articles
General News 2011
The Young Achievers Empowerment project, a youth organisation in Katutura, is slowly turning away from being a donor funded organisation to a...
Speak your mind
Dear sir, The Rally for Democracy and Progress Youth League (RDPYL) feels very provoked and indeed insulted to have its leader, Hidipo Hamutenya...
Community and Culture
The Namibia Business Innovation Center (NBIC), together with Rlabs Academy, is hosting its first session of three workshops aimed at training young...
Community and Culture
African Dance Champion Stanley Mareka has been chosen as the March winner of the Windhoek Lager Ambassador initiative. Stanley is Namibia’s own...
Sport
A record 60 teams and 1000 players will be in action this weekend at the annual SKW Youth Tournament sponsored by the Retirement Fund Solution. A...
Latest Articles
Headlines
Bongi, (left) second runner up in Sunday’s Idols SA finale and Proverb (middle) the Idols presenter, congratulating an elated Vincent B, this...
Headlines
The Ministry of Mines and Energy will accelerate the finalisation of its nuclear policy framework, a process that will lead to the final...
Headlines
Investors appear to be making hay while the sun shines at Bank Windhoek Holdings. This week, trade in the shares of Bank Windhoek has seen its market...
Editors Desk
A five-day sojourn to the wonderful winelands of the Western Cape is an invigorating trip. But as the author of “Undercover Economist” points out...
Weather
What Happened? The first signs that the high pressure control in the upper air over eastern Africa, is breaking up, start appearing on synoptic maps...