A report on food security in Namibia says that majority of households in Namibia have sufficient food stocks that will carry them until May 2018.

The crop assessment report that was compiled by the Namibia Early Warning and Food Information Unit covered seven major communal crop-producing regions from May 8, 2017 to June 5, 2017.

The main purpose of the assessment was to quantify the 2017 crop harvest in the major crop-growing regions of Namibia and provide early warning reports on geographic locations of agronomic anomalies, the effects of floods, droughts, and other significant events.

“At the time of this assessment in the major communal crop producing regions, it was noted that majority of households were dependent on the current production which according to farmers is sufficient to sustain them till the next harvest in May next year,” the report says.

According to the report, despite a delay in the onset of the 2016/2017 rainfall season and the generally poor rainfall performance experienced earlier in the season, rainfall conditions improved significantly, resulting in good and above normal rainfall received in the greater part of the country. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/