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Children need to be provided with nutritious food- Kamanya

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Miss Namibia 2018, who is also the Director of the Innonation Foundation, Selma Kamanya, has reiterated the call to provide children with nutritious food.

Kamanya said this at the handover of a backyard garden to the Bernard Norkamp Centre in Windhoek.

Among the vegetables to be produced here are spinach, tomatoes, green peppers, and sweet corn.

The intention is to feed about 130 vulnerable and orphaned children at the Bernard Norkamp Centre.

The 2023/24 Budget caters for youth and women development

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The government will fund various youth programs, aimed at capacity building and skills development.

In the budget tabled by the Finance Minister, Iipumbu Shiimi on Wednesday, funding is availed for charcoal production projects through the National Youth Service, as well as for a youth credit scheme and 121 rural youth enterprises, under the Ministry of Youth.

Iipumbu Shiimi revealed that Agribank has so far disbursed N$25,6 million to women and youth towards promoting inclusivity.

Several SOEs reiterate commitment to finance agricultural activities to ensure food security

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Several State Owned Enterprises reiterated their commitment to finance agricultural activities to ensure food security in the country.

The commitments were made by the Agribank, DBN and the Environment Investment Fund at a three-day workshop on food security in Windhoek.

Under the Malabo and Maputo declarations, African governments are expected to spend at least 10 percent of their national budgets on the agriculture sector.

Agribank and DBN sign MoU to Finance Controlled-Environment Agriculture

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The Agricultural Bank of Namibia (Agribank) and the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) relating to the co-financing of controlled-environment agriculture activities in Namibia.

The MoU also recognizes the two banks' shared interest in promoting agriculture as a means of generating economic activity and ensuring food security.

Agribank revamps Otjiwarongo branch

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In an effort to improve customers' experience and service delivery at all levels, the Agricultural Bank of Namibia (Agribank) has revamped its Otjiwarongo branch office.

The renovations were done at a cost of about N$5.2 million.

More than 2700 clients in the bank's loan book are from the Otjozondjupa Region and owe the bank a combined N$132 billion.

According to Dagmar Honsbein, the bank's deputy Board Chairperson, Agribank's office renovations are part of the bank's ongoing strategy to put its clients at the center of what they do.