Environment/Agriculture

NNF

Namibia Nature Foundation

Project  Overview:

The Farmers Clubs with Climate-Smart Agriculture for Improved Resilience and Livelihoods of Small-Scale Farmers in Kavango (Conservation Agriculture Component) targets one thousand (1000) farmers of farming community in the selected constituencies with 83% of the members being women. The CA EU-DAPP project aims to build resilience and facilitate climate change adaptation in Kavango region through agricultural productivity increases, improvements of water access and use, and institutional strengthening. 

The project implements activities to increase agricultural productivity and improved food security and livelihoods of 1,000 small-scale farmers and their families; to improve sustainable access to water through in-field rainwater harvesting and micro-drip irrigation systems and; community and farm-level resilience improvement through institutional strengthening of small-scale farmers and raising community awareness and capacity building. The promotion of Conservation Agriculture is of much importance due to droughts experienced especially these past few years, and water harvesting techniques and food security measures amongst these communities is of much importance.

The NNF focuses on providing on job training and technical assistance to farm instructors and lead farmers; advises on land preparation with a focus on own fields – ripping and bringing out manure; advise on planting, harvesting and post-harvest assessment.

Through the CA EU-DAPP Project farmers are able to make standard beds in the garden, establish a nursery, application of manure and seed spacing. The farmers can see the difference brought by using conservation elements, and sees farmers working as an organized group.

Impact:

Since 2013 the start of the project, 1000 farmers trained in conservation agriculture of which 67% are women. 27 Agriculture sits established. Funds from the Foundation covered by the agreement signed in December 2013. The focus of the project is to build resilience and facilitate climate changed adaptation in the Kavango region through agricultural productivity increases, improvements of water access and use, and institutional strengthening.

NDP5

The pillars of the NDP5 which applies to this project under the Social Progression pillars – Harnessing the Demographic Dividends

Social Development

  • Youth Empowerement
  • Intergrate marginalized communities into mainstream

Human Capital Development

  • Social Progression
  • Basic Education

Environment and Climate Change

  • Strengthen Environmental protection
  • Promote environmentally sound investments and production systems.

Pillar

Environmental Stability

Ensure sustainable environments and Enhance Resilience Conservation & Sustainable use of Natural Resources:

  • Enhance value addition and sustainable utilization of bio diversity
  • Sustained environmental awareness campaigns