OUTAPI – Rice farmers in the northern regions can now move a step towards food security as they are now able to mill their first crop yield. This has been made possible by the University of Namibia, which secured milling machines for them.
The current rice yield was planted in December last year and was harvested in April this year. The farmers managed to produce several tonnes of rice from small pieces of land that they reserved for rice farming within their mahangu fields.On Friday, the Head of Unam Ogongo Campus Professor Luke Kanyomeka, who is also the Deputy Dean for the Faculty of Agriculture, and his delegation took one of the milling machines to the rice farmers at Eembwa village of Omusati Region. The delegation included officials from the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA).
Courtesy: New Era Date: 1st November 2010
Courtesy: New Era
Date: 1st November 2010