Improving livelihoods in the /Huibes conservancy
Hardap Region governor Salomon April gave his welcoming remarks and thanked the minister of environment, forestry and tourism Pohamba Shifeta for empowering the community.
The /Huibes conservancy is situated in the Daweb constituency and was funded with N$1.5 million under the Ecosystem Based Adaptation Investment window of the Empower to Adapt project, which is centered around creating climate change resilient livelihoods through community-based resource management in Namibia.
“It is in our best interest to foster conservation of our natural resources through community-based natural resource management systems, as established by the ministry of environment, forestry and tourism,” Shifeta said.
The project is aimed at enhancing climate change resilience of communities in the /Huibes landscape area through integrated farming systems. The project objectives include establishing livestock breeding and livestock revolving bank and enhancing community food security through backyard gardens and poultry production. To date, the project has established six backyard gardens and two hydroponic units for fodder production, while 292 goats - of which 10 are rams – have been procured for a small-stock breeding scheme.
Chicken feed and a feeder as well as 400 chickens will be distributed to identified households as well.