Namibia has endured a seemingly longer dry spell, and many farmers label it as the hardest season compared to the previous ones, particularly since 2012/2013 season.
Communal farmers say they are not happy with the new requirements to export beef to China, arguing that the conditions are impractical and will result in financial losses
The Namibia Agriculture Union (NAU) says the total debt owed by local farmers to commercial banks and Agribank has increased drastically in the last three years due to the drought that has been ravaging the country.
Farmers at Gamdesa Pos 1, some 50 kilometers outside Kamanjab in the Kunene region, have threatened to hunt down lions in the area, after losing over 80 cattle to the predators in recent years.
The Agricultural Bank of Namibia (Agribank) in conjunction with the Ministry of Land Reform is in the process of reviewing the Post Settlement Support Fund, with an eye to increase financial support to resettled farmers.