Agronomic Board vows to fully implement five year strategic plan

Agronomic Board vows to fully implement five year strategic plan

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has vowed to implement its five-year strategic plan to the fullest.
NAB's Chief Executive Officer Dr Fidelis Mwanzi says the plan covers the years 2019/2020 to 2023/2024, aims to promote the primary sector in crop production.
Mwanzi emphasised that the strategic plan will develop the agronomic industry in ensuring maximum crop production.
He noted that the focus is to ensure that the country, in general, has adequate and quality seeds in order to produce desired crops for economic activities and household survival.
The NAB, he revealed, has engaged the University of Namibia (UNAM) to play a role in ensuring that the country produces its own cultivars suitable to Namibia's agro-ecological zone.
Mwanzi maintained this process include all stakeholders to ensure that suitable seeds are produced to contribute towards food production and security thereof.
Late last year, the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU), also indicated its intention to investigate the possibility of modifying seeds genetically to ensure that they become adaptable to adverse climatic conditions, which is heavily affected by climate change.