Namibia's household food security remains satisfactory: report

Source: Xinhua| 2021-02-17 21:59:10|Editor: huaxia
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WINDHOEK, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's household food security remained satisfactory in most regions of the country, following significant improvements in agricultural production last season, according to a report released Wednesday.

The Namibia Agricultural Inputs and Household Food Security Situation report said the majority of households are still dependent on their harvests for food access.

"The households interviewed in the major communal crop-producing regions said their production is enough and it is expected to sustain them till the next harvest in May 2021," the report said, adding that some farmers have sold their surplus grains to commercial millers, individuals and the Agricultural Marketing and Trade Agency.

"However, the south, central and western part of the country, in particular Karas, Hardap, Erongo, south of Khomas and south of Kunene region, the situation remained fragile following the late and poor rainfall received last season. Therefore, constant monitoring and interventions, especially for the vulnerable groups is needed in these areas," said agro-business analyst, Selma Ingula.

Meanwhile, the country restocked the National Strategic Food Reserves between May and October 2020. The NSFR stocks consist of white maize. Enditem