Walvis Bay mayor applauds community for backyard gardens

A total 150 participants from the Erongo Region are expected to benefit from the project, where they will be equipped with capacity building and skills to establish and care for backyard vegetable gardens.

30 June 2020 | Business

We will be doing follow-ups to see how well the beneficiaries are tending to their gardens, and those that perform will be given more vegetable seedlings to expand their gardens. Manfried Likoro: Food Namibia.

Walvis Bay Mayor, Alderman Immanuel Wilfried applauded members of the Walvis Bay community for playing an important role in sustaining and contributing to their own wellbeing by creating backyard gardens during the coronavirus outbreak.

During a backyard garden event held on Friday, Wilfried said that with this project a difference can be made in the communities, which includes residents learning and practicing skills to empower themselves and others around them by creating gardens in their backyards and planting vegetables.

Food security

“The aim is to empower local communities to ease some of the food shortage effects from Covid-19 and to promote urban agriculture by encouraging residents to grow their own food in their limited backyard space,” the mayor said.

The Municipality of Walvis Bay and Food Namibia launched the backyard garden project as a mitigation measure to provide a means for residents to sustain themselves during these trying times.

Manfried Likoro of Food Namibia said that their hope is for each and every Namibian to have gardens in their backyard, allowing people to have a more immediate connection to their food.

“We will be doing follow-ups to see how well the beneficiaries are tending to their gardens, and those that perform will be given more vegetable seedlings to expand their gardens,” Likoro said.

A total 150 participants from the Erongo Region are expected to benefit from the project, where they will be equipped with capacity building and skills to establish and care for backyard vegetable gardens. The pilot project took place in Walvis Bay, Swakopmund and Okombahe. - Nampa

Similar News

 

What I need to know about VAT as a...

1 day - 19 October 2020 | Business

A little place to call one’s own and to hopefully retire in is a goal many of us share. Whether your intention is to buy...

Company news in brief

1 day - 19 October 2020 | Business

Glencore in nickel supply talksGlencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg said on Friday that the company is talking with carmakers and battery makers about nickel - a...

Nothing beats The Bakery Den

4 days ago - 16 October 2020 | Business

Monique Adams “If baking is any labour at all, it’s a labour of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation.” – Regina...

Company news in brief

4 days ago - 16 October 2020 | Business

Ryanair slashes winter flightsRyanair said yesterday that it will slash more flights this winter, temporarily shutting bases in Cork and Shannon in Ireland, and Toulouse...

Agriculture offers attractive monetary returns

5 days ago - 15 October 2020 | Business

PHILLEPUS UUSIKUAgriculture is one of Namibia’s most important sectors and is a significant source of economic growth and industrial transformation.Most of Namibia’s population is dependent...

COMPANY NEWS IN BRIEF

5 days ago - 15 October 2020 | Business

Apple enters 5G race with iPhone 12 Apple Inc launched its next-generation iPhone 12, with faster 5G connectivity that the California company hopes will spur...

Caught in controversy

6 days ago - 14 October 2020 | Business

Jo-Maré Duddy – Namibia’s fishing sector continues to find itself in stormy waters and is set this year for its first contraction since 2015.The Bank...

Housing project opens doors for timber

6 days ago - 14 October 2020 | Business

Two local businesses have come up with a solution to utilise locally harvested timber which cannot be exported.The Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in...

High level tax considerations for the banking sector

6 days ago - 14 October 2020 | Business

Carmen Fransman - The value-added tax implications for the banking sector is regulated Schedule IV(2)(a) of the VAT Act, 2000, with the definitions. This schedule...

Pandemic spurs illegal gold rush in Zim

6 days ago - 14 October 2020 | Business

Farai Shawn Matiashe - Known for their rugged ranges, grassy plains and forest waterfalls, the Chimanimani mountains in eastern Zimbabwe have long been a popular...

Latest News

Girl (3) raped by uncle

5 hours ago | Crime

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe rape of a three-year-old girl by her 49-year-old uncle at Mariental is among the latest sexual attacks on children...

Young, Wild and Free Nikhita

5 hours ago | People

Ester Kamati “I am unique because my journey is unique, my experiences in life, my thoughts, my words, and my actions make me unique.”Known for...

Etosha fire still raging

5 hours ago | Disasters

ERWIN LEUSCHNER SWAKOPMUND After more than a week, a fire in the Etosha National Park is still raging. The fire has destroyed a...

Celebrate cancer awareness month

5 hours ago | Opinion

As we celebrate Cancer Awareness Month, My Zone visited Delta High School and asked the learners what they know about breast cancer and what they...

Democratic regime change is permissible

5 hours ago | Opinion

President Hage Geingob drew wrath in some quarters when he tore into white Namibians who, in his own words, are deserting Swapo and essentially plotting...

The price of envy

5 hours ago | Columns

Octavia TsibesWhat is it about people that makes it hard for us sometimes to feel happy for others? We want to be good friends, good...

As we celebrate Cancer Awareness...

5 hours ago | Opinion

Corlia LiebenbergBreast cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the breast tissue and lymph nodes of females and males. You could assist a...

Ongwediva urged to create SGBV...

5 hours ago | Crime

TUYEIMO HAIDULA ONGWEDIVA Demonstrators who participated in the #ShutItAllDown protest at Ongwediva on Friday have asked the town's municipality to create relief centres for...

Locust outbreak worsens

5 hours ago | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK An outbreak of African migratory locusts has worsened, with the entire Zambezi Region now affected.This is according to regional governor Lawrence Sampofu,...

Load More