More bucks for D2C

30 June 2019 | Social Issues

The Dare to Care (D2C) drought fund for fodder subsidies was boosted by N$100 000 thanks to a donation by Ombaye Fishing. At the handover, Dr NAC Nghifindaka of the Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmers Union, thanked the company for its contribution, expressing the hope that other companies would follow suit. Both she and Danie van Vuuren of the Namibia Agricultural Union said that the subsidies of N$50 per bag are available to commercial as well as communal farmers at livestock and game feed suppliers such as Agra and Kaap Agri Namibia. A significant shortfall still exists to reach the Dare to Care target of N$10 million. The two farmers unions jointly administer the fund, which is independently audited to ensure transparency. Pictured here are Ombaye Fishing’s executive chairman Libolly Haufiku (second from left) and managing director Lukas Uutoni (second from right) with Dr Nghifindaka (right) and Danie van Vuuren (left), who represented the Namibia Agricultural Union

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