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Namibia - Namibia Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project (NAMSIP) - ESMP Summary

25-Oct-2017

Through the Namibia Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project (NAMSIP), the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) intends to improve household food security and nutrition, job creation, household incomes and lives of rural people through increased agricultural production and productivity, in line with Namibia’s Fifth National Development Plan (NDP_5: 2017/2018-2021/2022), Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP: 2016/2017-2019/2020) and Growth at Home Strategy for Industrialization, which identify agriculture as a priority area with the potential to contribute to economic development, social transformation, environmental sustainability and good governance. The proposed project’s emphasis is on providing support towards agricultural mechanization and certified seed systems improvement as well as enhancing capacity of MAWF and related institutions, farmers and farmer cooperatives.

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