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Malawi Eyes Namibia For Agricultural Sector Boost

Malawi and Namibia are expected to rely on their democratic ties to establish policies that will allow agriculture exchange programmes between the two countries.

 

Namibia National Farmers Union (NNFU) team visited the country recently to, among others; appreciate various schemes Malawi is implementing.

 

And in his comment, NNFU president, Jason Emvula, noted that the two countries can work together to boost agriculture sector’s contribution to their national economies.

 

He highlighted that Malawi can complement Namibia’s sector by providing seeds and the needed expertise while Namibia can supply Malawi with livestock.

 

“What we want is to learn how to produce different crops through irrigation. You know that Namibia is a very dry country and there are parts of the country where we are implementing irrigation projects,” Emvula said.

 

He said Malawi can learn how to breed cattle for both domestic and commercial purposes.

 

“We also have seen that Malawi has a small beef market which we can easily help grow by bringing some of the breeds that are common in our country,” Emvula added.

 

Farmers Union of Malawi President, Alfred Kapichira- Banda, said the two countries can easily complement each other.

 

“Only a few players are supplying meat against the huge demand that is there. Working with our friends from Namibia can easily reverse the current market trends,” Banda said.