Namibia

Namibia: Rural Food and Livelihood Vulnerability Forecast (2014)

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Key Findings

  • Reduced crop harvest by 20-50%

  • Reduced agricultural Labour employment Opportunities by 40-65%

  • Limited draft power owing to poor livestock conditions(Oxen)

  • Less resilient households due the cumulative impact of floods and drought over the years.

  • Temporary relocation of livestock

  • Increased sale of livestock

  • Increased migration by young people in search of labor in urban areas and mines.

  • Increased reliance on non-farm income opportunities

  • Purchase of cheap and un-shifted staple maize meal compared with the high quality type.

Key Recommendations

  • Targeted free food assistance.

  • Improvement of post relief food distribution.

  • Regular monitoring of key vulnerability indicators.

  • Temprarary relocation of rural farmers livestock in most drought affected areas.

  • Timely provision and distribution of agricultural inputs.

  • Targeted livestock feed subsidies in most drought affected areas.

  • Asset for work projects to promote restocking.

  • Further provision of water for livestock in most drought affected areas.

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