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survey of subsistence farmers in the Ohangwena Region

Klaus Schade

survey of subsistence farmers in the Ohangwena Region

by Klaus Schade

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Published by Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit in Ausspannplatz, Windhoek, Namibia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Namibia,
  • Ohangwena Region.,
  • Ohangwena Region
    • Subjects:
    • Farms, Small -- Namibia -- Ohangwena Region.,
    • Farmers -- Namibia -- Ohangwena Region -- Economic conditions.,
    • Subsistence economy -- Namibia -- Ohangwena Region.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (leaf 42).

      StatementKlaus Schade, Namene Kalili, Rowlan Simpson.
      SeriesNEPRU research report,, no. 19
      ContributionsKalili, Namene., Simpson, Rowlan., Namibian Economic Policy Research Unit.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD1476.N312 O357 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 52 leaves :
      Number of Pages52
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3985859M
      LC Control Number2001314373

      Ohangwena is the most densely populated region in Namibia. Ohangwena Region has a population of , of which 99%; live in rural areas. Ohangwena Region has the highest population density at persons per square kilometer. The region is divided into 11 constituencies, namely: Endola, Ongenga, Engela, Oshikango, Ohangwena, Ondobe. Okongo is a village in the Ohangwena Region of northern Namibia, situated about km east of Eenhana. It is the district capital of the Okongo electoral constituency. The area is sandy and forested, limiting road access to the village. The most commonly spoken language in the area is Oshiwambo. Most residents are subsistence farmers.

      PDF | On Mar 1, , Margaret Ndapewa Angula and others published Community perceptions of climate change and variability impacts in Oshana and Ohangwena Regions | Find, read and cite all the. Informanté, Windhoek, Namibia. , likes 38, talking about this. Informanté News - Namibia's biggest news platform.

      Subsistence farming, form of farming in which nearly all of the crops or livestock raised are used to maintain the farmer and the farmer’s family, leaving little, if any, surplus for sale or trade. Preindustrial agricultural peoples throughout the world have traditionally practiced subsistence farming. Some of these peoples moved from site to site as they exhausted the soil at each location. ONGWEDIVA - Livestock farmers in Oshana Region want the Namibian government to engage Angola authorities on a possibility of allowing them to graze their cattle in, and export meat products into, Angola. The farmers argue that the available grazing areas in the .


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Survey of subsistence farmers in the Ohangwena Region by Klaus Schade Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the Ohangwena region of Namibia, a survey was conducted to characterize the survey of subsistence farmers in the Ohangwena Region book farming system. The Ohangwena region is located in north-central Namibia; together with the Omusati, Oshana and Oshikoto regions, it forms what was previously called Ovamboland.

General information concerning the farmers interviewed derived from the questionnaires is presented, followed by a focus Author: K. Schade, N. Kalili, R. Simpson. Chapter 7: Ohangwena Region Chapter 7 Ohangwena Region By Randolph Mouton and Erik Dirkx General background Ohangwena Region is situated in the northern part of Namibia, bordered by Angola to the north, Oshana Region to the west, Kavango Region to the east and Oshikoto Region to the south.

It is located. Ohangwena is one of the fourteen regions of Namibia, its capital is northern and western parts of the region are the most densely populated of this essentially subsistence agricultural region in which small scale mahangu cultivation and the keeping of cattle form the predominant activities.

Although the region depends on rain fed agriculture, other crops can be established under Capital: Eenhana. Helena Ndapewa, a subsistence farmer from a far-flung village in Ohangwena region in Namibia shares her story. Feature: Namibian gov't addresses.

Finally, the flood left roads and infrastructure in Oshana region destroyed thereby limiting agricultural extension officers in providing services to subsistence farmers in Ohangwena, Oshana, and Omusati regions.

Existing adaptation and coping strategies employed by subsistence farmers Cited by: 8. Elia Shumbili, a crop farmer from Okongo constituency in Ohangwena region, signed up as a lead farmer in and has been encouraging his fellow farmers from Eendobe village to migrate to. to subsistence farmers in Ohangwena, Oshana, and Omusati survey of –, Ministry of A large number of subsistence farmers in Omusati Region suggests that rainfall is the most.

Ohangwena Region, home to 12,5 per cent of Namibia's 1,8 million people, and growing at an annual rate of 2,6 per cent, is among the poorest in the country," it reads. Ohangwena fact, 53 per cent of all individuals in the region reported that farming is their main source of income.A further 22 per cent of the population depend on pensions, while.

pensioners (44%) and subsistence farmers (39%) while the working poor are estimated at 16%. 5 Poverty is also highest among those with less access to services. The Ohangwena region has about cattle (Meat Board of Namibia ). Moreover, cattle farming continued to be a tradition within Namibia’s rural system.

Recently the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry (MAWF ) identifies cattle farming as an agricultural enterprise with potential to improve household food security, generate. The problem however is that the focus seems to be on developing new areas and neglecting the many rural subsistence farmers who already are far from living a decent life on the small land they have.

Lahja Nashuuta. Windhoek - Rain is the glue that holds Namibia’s agriculture-based economy, especially for subsistence farmers in the semi-arid southern African nation. Nearly half of the population depends on subsistence farming – crop production and livestock farming.

Hence, the variation in the summer rainfalls has both negative and positive effects on their livelihoods. Households rely on a mix of on-farm subsistence agriculture and off -farm livelihood strategies, as refl ected in the NHIES data: the main sources of income in Oshana are salaries and wages (%) followed by subsistence farming (%) (NSA ).

Brick houses being built as part of a Shack Dwellers Federation project in. More than 60% of the farming is done by subsistence farmers. The sector is facing challenges such as low soil fertility and water shortage.

To counter these challenges, sustainable land management practices are land management practices. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 15 farmers in the Oshikoto Region. The sub-sample of livestock farmers consisted of 20% farmers from Ohangwena, 24% from Omusati, 26% from Oshikoto and 30% from Oshana.

The survey was conducted by trained enumerators and supervised by extension staff who were trained in the survey methods prior to undertaking the survey.

The survey had a 95 percent response rate compared to the percent response of the previous survey. Ohangwena Region recorded the highest unemployment, followed by Kavango East and Otjozondjupa regions, respectively. At fourth are Kunene and Oshana regions both featuring an unemployment rate of percent.

A combined effect of environmental degradation, social vulnerability to poverty and a changing climate will compromise subsistence farming in NCN.

This will make subsistence and small-scale farmers in the region more vulnerable to projected changes in the climate system. Thus, the aim of this article is to examine factors contributing to. Baseline survey report The impacts of HIV/AIDS qualitative and quantitative surveys of selected sample communities from the country’s Ohangwena region.

Both of these surveys focused in particular on gender and youth issues and used an on subsistence farmers in the north and northeastern parts of the country, and is also rife among farm.

Climate forecasting is a crucial tool for managing risks in climate-sensitive economic sectors like agriculture. Although rainfed subsistence farming. Kavango was the region with the highest poverty level in Namibia, more than 50% of the population were classified as poor.

According to the Namibia Labour Force Survey, unemployment in the Kavango Region is %. Economic activities included farming and tourism. Ohangwena is one of the fourteen regions of Namibia, its capital is northern and western parts of the region are the most densely populated of this essentially subsistence agricultural region in which small scale mahangu cultivation and the keeping of cattle form the predominant activities.

Although the region depends on rain fed agriculture, other crops can be .Eefa (Central Oshana area, Oshana Region), Eunda, Onesi (Western area, Omusati Region), and Onamutanda (Central and Eastern Oshana area Ohangwena Region).

• Collection of 42 soil samples which were analysed by the agricultural laboratory in Windhoek. Soil profiles were drawn from 15 sites. • Other interviews with farmers, related to soils.