A Member of Parliament from Germany visited the Kavango East Region to assess the programmes the Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit is promoting

A Member of Parliament (MP) from Germany, Matern von Marschall visited the Kavango East Region to assess the programmes the Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is promoting.

Von Marschall toured the programme areas from 19 to 21 February, where he visited the Babwata National Park as well as the Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change project at Omega.

The parliamentarian also stopped to attend the training on sustainable fruit tree production and cereal value addition for farmers at Mashare organised by GIZ.

The aim of my visit as MP is to come and see what the GIZ incorporation with Namibia is promoting, organising and planning, he said.

Von Marschall said he was happy to see so many women taking part in the value addition of indigenous vegetables as well as fruits.

The German leader said he saw how enthusiastic the farmers who came to attend the training are and that they should use the skills they pick up for themselves in the future.

On his part the new German Ambassador to Namibia, Herbert Beck, who was part of the delegation of the German MP, said he too was happy to see that farmers came together to learn from each other.

Source: Namibia Press Agency