Meatco Foundation mentors Kavango offal business

23 September 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER

WINDHOEK

The Meatco Foundation is assisting Kavango Cooperative Offal Business with training and technical support that is funded by the Social Security Commission (SSC).

Officials from the Meatco Foundation recently held a workshop at Rundu aimed at training and finalising the work plan and preparations for the start of the activities.

The topics covered business management, value-addition, governance and project management.

According to the Meatco Foundation, the project is aimed at supporting the cooperative to establish an offal supplying business through a memorandum of understanding with Meatco NCA Ltd, a Meatco subsidiary responsible for the Northern Communal Area (NCA) operations and exclusively purchasing offal at reduced prices and then resale at a profit.

The cooperative has strategically identified selling points in various towns, constituencies and villages, such as Divundu, Ndiyona and Nkurankuru.

The project is set to benefit more than 150 members of the cooperative and create permanent employment for 11 individuals from the two Kavango regions.

Meatco Foundation is elated to have extended a hand in this project and provide this essential support.

“It gives us great pleasure to provide support to the livestock sector, especially for the communal farmers who are at a disadvantage and that are supported by this cooperative.

“Through these initiatives, we provide capacity building, and it is important to financially assist these farmers to do business sustainably while adhering to proper governance in order to render effective services to communities they support,” it said.

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