ORFU calls for drought mitigation and preparedness courses

18 Jul 2019 18:40pm
WINDHOEK, 18 JUL (NAMPA) – The Omaheke Regional Farmers’ Union (ORFU) has urged local universities to develop short courses for farmers to mitigate and enhance preparedness for drought conditions.
According to a Drought and Marketing Assessment Report compiled by ORFU, the union’s chairperson Lesley Kauandara stated that it recommended a range of interventions for the drought situation, one of which is the development of a training course for farmers in drought mitigation by local universities.
The union, at a recent town hall meeting with President Hage Geingob in Gobabis, outlined that the drought has farmers exhausting all avenues to mitigate its effects and requested universities to assist farmers through their research and knowledge base.