Agriculture, Water and Forestry Minister John Mutorwa launched a Swakara support Scheme at Keetmanshoop on Friday.
The scheme aims to assists communal and resettled Swakara farmers in buying rams and ewes at subsidised prices.
It also allows for the training of farmers in managing the breed.
Rams and ewes may be bought from the ministry's research breeding stations, such as Gellap-Ost at Keetmanshoop.
The farmers may also purchase the sheep on public auction, provided that they have applied for a subsidy and meet the requirements.
To qualify, communal farmers must be aspiring individuals eager to start farming with Swakara sheep and were resettled and live in the Rehoboth District.
Preference will be given to farmers between 18 and 70 years, with less than 30 or no Swakara sheep.
Interested parties must look out for advertisements in the media on information regarding application forms to be collected from Agricultural Extension and Regional Councils offices.
The breed costs about one-thousand dollars per sheep when bought directly from commercial farmers