Climate smart agriculture for improved resilience and livelihoods of small scale farmers
The Farmers’ Clubs project works with 1,000 small scale farmers in the Kavango East & West regions to mitigate the effects of climate change through the use of conservation agriculture methods to increase food production and household food security in an environmentally sustainable way.
Farmers’ Clubs is implemented in cooperation with the Namibia Nature Foundation with financial support from the European Union, UFF Finland and the Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation.
As a result of the Farmers Clubs project, farmers use conservation agriculture methods to increase their maize and millet harvest while at the same time enhancing the future productivity of their land. The farmers and their families have improved nutrition due to the greatly improved accessibility of fresh vegetables produced in horticultural gardens, and the farmer’s household income has increased from the sale of excess horticulture produce to local markets.
To-date from November 2017 to March 2018 over 26 tonnes of fresh produce have been grown and harvested by club farmers, thereby making a significant contribution to increasing both household food security and income levels: