Operation Katemo coming

The operation, whose launch is yet to be announced, targets the cultivation of 2 000 hectares of mahangu fields in the region.

17 July 2017 | Business

Governor of the Kavango West Region, Sirkka Ausiku will launch “Operation Katemo” aimed at complementing Government agricultural policies.

Ausiku made the announcement at the National Mahangu Festival and Mahangu Champion Award Ceremony held on Thursday.

She said the operation aims to complement the dry land crop production programme that is being implemented by the ministry of agriculture, water and forestry.

The programme is meant to increase food production through the provision of agricultural services to farmers to improve food security per household and the nation at large.

Operation Katemo will create awareness amongst the inhabitants of the region on the agricultural opportunities available in Kavango West, as well as the importance of food production for every household and what it would mean for the entire region, said Ausiku.

She said the operation will try to bring all farmers, the business community and other stakeholders on board.

The operation, whose launch is yet to be announced, targets the cultivation of 2 000 hectares of mahangu fields in the region, which translates to three hectares per household in the next cultivating season.

“For us to achieve this, constituency councillors and district farmers associations [should] come on board to champion the operation in their respective constituencies,” Ausiku said.

The operation will be introduced in all eight constituencies.

She went on to highlight on some of the challenges faced by the farmers in the region such as poor road networks, inadequate water infrastructure, the unavailability of markets for farmers situated in the northern communal areas and the electrification of infrastructure.

The announcement comes after Kavango East and Oshana regions launched their operations called “Operation Werengendje” and “Operation Iilonga” respectively last year and at the beginning of this year.

NAMPA

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