WINDHOEK: The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) will hold discussions in the capital next week on how farmers can improve crop production.
The first coordination meeting on the improvement of crops through the processes of mutation and biotechnology will take place at a local hotel on Monday.
A media statement issued by MAWF Liaison Officer Constance Mwilima on Friday explained that the event is being organised in conjunction with the Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) within the framework of the agency’s technical cooperation project RAF5066 titled ‘Improving crops using mutation induction and biotechnology through farmers’ participation approach’.
The meeting will amongst others focus on reviewing and discussing the details of the activities stated in the work plan to be implemented under the project, and on identifying and discussing the measures to ensure a sustainable continuation of work after the completion of the project.
Members of 16 nominated African countries including Algeria, Benin, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya will form part of the meeting.
MAWF Permanent Secretary Joseph Iita will officiate at the one-day event.