Farmers respond positively to agri advisory training

16 September 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER

WINDHOEK

Farmers in Omaheke and Otjozondjupa regions responded positively to Agribank’s practical training and lecture sessions.

As farmers prepare for the upcoming rainy season, Agribank conducted lectures and practical training sessions in the two regions, targeted at farmers of all kinds.

Over 175 farmers participated in the practical sessions and lectures, with women being the highest in attendance, according to the bank.

According Hanks Saisai, Agribank’s technical advisor for crops and poultry, the lectures and practical training sessions have been targeting remote areas in order for them to have access to critical information.

This includes information on livestock nutritional needs, animal health, farm management, planning and record-keeping, chicken production, vegetable production and dryland crop production.

Saisai said these events were held to prepare farmers for the upcoming rainy season, to improve productivity and to contribute towards sustainable food security and wealth creation.

He added that some topics such as poultry, horticulture and cultivated pasture are more in demand, as participants requested follow-up training in such areas.

Agribank, through its Agri Advisory Services Division, conducts lectures and practical sessions with the objective of educating farmers on various components of farming, as well as advising on possible solutions to challenges faced by farmers. The sessions also serve as information-sharing opportunity for farmers.

The bank recently resumed with its lectures and practical training sessions, following the easing of the Covid-19 regulations on public gatherings.

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