There is need for govt to create more feedlots to cater for farmers needing such service: NNFU

The Namibia National Farmers Union (NNFU) say there is need for Government to create more feedlots across the country to cater for farmers needing such service.

The farmers’ body made the call during a media conference at the end of its three-day National Congress in Rundu on Sunday.

The National Congress, attended by the NNFU regional leadership from across all 14 regions was held here from 01 October 2015 to 03 October 2015.

NNFU represents the interests of communal, subsistence and small-scale farmers countrywide through advocacy and lobbying for development of policies favorable to farmers and by holding Government accountable for the implementation of Government policy.

NNFU Secretary, Elina Kalundu told the media conference that despite being on the government’s agenda, the implementation of such a noble initiative has been going at a snail’s pace.

She said farmers will die of hunger as a result of the severe drought the country is facing.