Namibia has intensified the production of fodder through subsidies to producers to feed live stock and avert shortage of pastures induced by drought across the country, cabinet spokesperson said on Thursday.

Namibian Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Stanley Simataa revealed that the Namibian cabinet has given their blessings for the Prime Minister’s office to release funds for fodder production.


Simataa said the fodder production will be done through hydroponics which allows production of fodder within seven days.

The production will be done through state owned company Agribusdev.

“Cabinet supported fodder production at the green schemes projects and authorized the office of the prime minister under the national emergency disaster fund to advance 33, 445,828 Namibian dollars (2.2 million U.S. dollars) to Agribusdev for the production of fodder under irrigation,” he said.

Simataa added that the Namibia cabinet also directed the Ministry of Agriculture to conduct further research on other alternative production of livestock supplements, including hydroponic fodder production and bush to feed/biomass and make appropriate recommendations to government. Enditem


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