Kafo Kape Farms receive good support at OATF

ONGWEDIVA: The recent Ongwediva Annual Trade Fair provided welcome income and much-needed exposure to many small-scale business, including the Kafo Kape Farms (KKF).

The KKF is a fresh produce close corporation (cc) operating at the Etunda Irrigation Project in the Omusati Region.

It is managed by Twiihendeni Israel, and provides jobs for seven unemployed young people from the Etunda area.

The KKF produces mostly groundnuts, potatoes, water melons, maize, cabbages, sweet potatoes, green peppers, carrots and butternuts.

Israel told Nampa towards the end of the OATF activities over the weekend that most of their produce brought to the fair was sold.

They displayed 34 bags of groundnuts, 134 cabbages, 40kg green pepper, 50kg sweet potatoes, 600 fresh onions, 120 bags of potatoes, 50 bags of white maize and 60 bags of yellow maize.

“Only a few bags of maize and potatoes remained at the end of the trade fair,” he said proudly, adding that visitors to their stand have expressed satisfaction with the prices of their products.

Israel said all KKF youth are determined to produce more in order to feed the nation, and to utilise the many opportunities in the agriculture sector to ensure food security.

The KKF is currently farming on a 12-hectare plot, but he wants the management of the Etunda project to allocate his corporation more land.

“We want a 62-hectare plot for us to be able to produce more,” he stated.

He further urged the government to support small-scale farmers at Etunda by subsidising seeds and fertiliser, which they are unable to afford on their own.