Agricultural enterprises resilient to adverse weather patterns encouraged

The Agriculture, Water and Forestry Ministry urges farmers to be active in agricultural enterprises that are resilient to adverse weather patterns.

Deputy Minister Anna Shigweda says Namibia faces recurrent droughts and other natural disasters and farmers must change their farming methods accordingly.

She made the appeal during the handing over of 200 goats to more than 20 households in Oshana region.

The Small Stock Development and Distribution to Communal Areas is a capital project to complement the Small Stock Support Project in the Hardap, //Karas and Omaheke regions in 2008.

A group of 141 farmers benefited during the first round across the three regions, and the project will benefit 350 beneficiaries.

The aim is to address, reduce and improve food security and nutritional programmes, to sustain their residents.

The beneficiaries are expected to give back five goats for five consecutive years.

Shiweda promised to avail extension service staff to assist households.