Apples in the Kalahari?

Farming: Moving with the times

13 November 2019 | Agriculture

On Monday (18 November), Salomon Kalondo hosts a public talk at the Scientific Society about how Namibian farming will have to change to remain viable.
Kalondo says that extensive farming practices in Namibia are not only outdated due to the extraordinary gains made in agricultural research, but are also negatively impacted by climate change.
“To become food secure and participate as a role player in feeding an ever growing world population, Namibian agriculture needs to make a change,” he says.
Kalondo feels that intensive farming methods are an option to bring about that change. “Pig farming had its first intensive units in the 1970s and today it is the norm, and the realisation that ten hectares of apple farming is more profitable than five thousand hectares of beef farming, is an eye opener.”
Since 2007, Kalondo has been farming. He established an apple orchard in the Stampriet area.
Don’t miss this talk that starts at 19:30.

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