EEFA calls on farmers to take advantage of heavy rains recieved

11 Feb 2019 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 11 FEB (NAMPA) – The Eastern Epukiro Farmers Association (EEFA) has urged farmers in the constituency to work and take advantage of the heavy rains received over the weekend and increase productivity in both livestock and crop farming.

EEFA chairperson, Katjinduu Tjahuha, in an interview with Nampa on Monday said although the good rain in most parts of the constituency over the weekend boosted spirits of farmers, they were far from drought breaking.

“The farmers are excited by good showers seen in Epukiro constituency and that should not be seen as relief and urged livestock and crops farmers to get closer to their farming during this rainy season,” Tjahuha said.

He also advised farmers to adopt drought-resistant maize varieties to counter the effects of persistent droughts and erratic rainfall patterns caused by climate change.

“This will help us to sustain in difficult situations and it eases the burden of buying from towns as well,” the chairperson advised.

According to Tjahuha, 95 per cent of communal farmers live from livestock and crop farming, which is why he urges farmers to put more effort in farming.

Among the places that received rainfall over the weekend in Epukiro; Okomumbonde recorded 86 millimeters of rain, 52 mm at Omaueuozonjanda, Ozombouvapa recorded 72 mm, Okatuuo recorded 34 mm, Otjimanagombe had 27 mm and Okozondje recorded 60 mm.