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Namibia device ways to mitigate against low and variable rainfall

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A top government official announced Monday that Namibia has begun implementing the Dry Land Crop Production Program in ten crop-growing regions of the country in order to boost productivity.

Jona Musheko, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, said the program aims to improve crop output and yields in the face of a number of natural calamities.

“To date, an average of 40,000 farming households benefited from subsidized ploughing, planting and weeding services, as well as agricultural inputs such as improved seed varieties, fertilizers on annual basis through this program,” he said.

Musheko said the program is deliberately targeting youths to improve their participation in the sector and aims to mitigate against low and variable rainfall, thereby creating climate resilience to farmers.