Namibian commercial/communal farmers in another possible drought looms

January 29, 2018, 5:29pm

Namibia’s commercial and communal farmers have been thrust in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as they continue to struggle to unshackle from the previous el-Niño induced drought spell and the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) and Dordabis farmers have resorted to bailing them out through aid.

Although Namibia has received some good rains so far, the reprieve is yet to be felt by farmers in the southern parts of the country.

The climate outlook remains unflattering while fears of a looming devastating drought in the region have flared up, which may spell disaster for the local agriculture sector.