NAU and LPO visit regions

02 November 2020 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER

WINDHOEK



As the annual congresses of the Namibian Agriculture Union (NAU) and the Livestock Producers' Organisation (LPO) did not take place, the management of the NAU and LPO have started scheduled visits to the ten regional agricultural unions.

Meetings have been held at Keetmanshoop, Mariental and Gobabis.

Delegates of the farmers' associations of the Karasburg, South-western, Keetmanshoop, Mariental and Gobabis regional agricultural unions attended the meetings.

Discussions took place about rural safety, sheep and beef marketing, VAT issues, predator problems, groundwater, land issues and many more topics.

At the meetings, the NAU and LPO gave feedback from their annual reports and a few of the discussion points of the 2020 congresses were touched on.



Vision for the future

Central to the discussions was to reflect on where the livestock sector is going and to obtain proposals from members on how to realise the vision of growth and food self-sufficiency in Namibia.

The LPO also discussed the results of a beef value chain study in Namibia with members.

Every region was given a chance to discuss their own issues, inputs and solutions with the management at more informal and smaller meetings.

On 2 November, the NAU and LPO management committees will resume their visits to the regions.

They will start at Grootfontein, then Otjiwarongo, Outjo, Okahandja and, lastly, Windhoek. Complete reports of the discussions and action plans will be sent to stakeholders once all the meetings have been concluded.

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