Workshop for farmers held at Epukiro

12 June 2019 | Agriculture

In an effort to support farmers, the Eastern Epukiro Farmers Association (EEFA) in conjunction with Agribank held a weeklong workshop in the Epukiro constituency in the Omaheke Region.

The workshop which was aimed at training farmers on how they can make the most of seasonal conditions, started on Monday in Otjimanangombe and ended on Friday at Omaueuozonjanda.

In an interview with Nampa, EEFA chairperson Katjinduu Tjahuha said that farmers are faced with many other challenges despite the drought.

“We know that drought has been dominant in our constituency and the farmers need to be guided in many aspects with regard to farming,” he said.

According to Tjahuha, this workshop creates platforms for farmers to engage experts in the field and help in production.

Among the participants was Erika Kazapua from Kalkpan, who expressed satisfaction with the training.

“As a small-stock farmer, I really learned about different injections and the injecting periods. I now know that I must inject my goats and sheep early before they get pregnant to avoid miscarriage,” she explained.

Another participant, Kaijetere Murangi, said that he learned a lot from the workshop, more especially to separate the thin cattle from the fatter ones, when giving them (dry) licks.

Tjahuha concluded that the association will work with a range of partners to provide workshops as part of an ongoing effort as the need arises.

NAMPA

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