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The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) remains a dedicated partner for Namibia to ensure food security for all.

This commitment was reaffirmed at the handover of gardening tools and irrigation systems to 308 beneficiaries in the Ohangwena Region, valued at N$2.2 million.

FAO and the Ministry of Agriculture are the implementers of the project funded by the government of Japan.

N$25 million will cover four focal regions, namely Ohagwena, ||Kharas, Kavango West, and Zambwezi, to tackle climate-induced shocks.

The resources availed will equip farmers to improve their agricultural practices, mitigate the effects of drought, and ultimately grow more nutritious food.

FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator of Southern Africa, Dr. Patrice Talla, says the SADC Region is challenged by environmental changes such as the recurrence of the El Nino phenomenon.

Receiving the donation, Ohangwena Governor Sebastian Ndeitunga welcomed the donation against the backdrop of current unfavourable weather conditions.

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