At Agri Connexions Africa, a non-profit organization, we provide solutions that improve the opportunities for resource-poor farmers in Namibia and allow them to strengthen their livelihoods.
We work alongside farmers to improve the agricultural landscape, connecting farmers with the appropriate resources and opportunities to allow them to become more productive, self-sufficient and sustainable. We're about connecting people, ideas and knowledge with the tools and resources to develop solutions to pressing problems.
Where exactly will your money be spent?
In Namibia, every $1USD is worth $13.90 Namibian dollars. The buying power of one dollar can go a long way, and makes a significant difference in how we can assist our farmers and students. Below are a list of activities your money will develop.
- Developing our training center
- Our training center was completed earlier this year! We will use this space for future trainings and bigger events as well. We will buy tables and a shade net.
- Creating a visual sign by the highway
- We want to gain more presence in our community. What better way than to build a sign to help our community identify where to reach and contact us?
- Transport money
- Gas is very expensive! This will help us reach out to communities far away like in Bwabwata National Park.
- Farmer’s Market Day
- Our farmer’s currently bring their produce into town and have to compete with grocery stores and other local sellers. We want to bring the market to the village - thus helping our farmers save on transport cost, and bringing fresh produce to the surrounding community.
- Materials and supplies for our schools and farmers
- We want to keep our farmers engaged and motivated. Your money will help to fund school t-shirts and bags for the Ndoro Memorial Combined School and the trainers in the Namalubi, Mpyuu, and Kalumba communities. These items will help make our trainers and learners feel valued and motivated to keep on going!
What are the problems we're trying to address?
• Namibia is one of the most arid countries in the world, with only the northern and north-central regions receiving enough rainfall to support agriculture.
• The farming communities in Namibia rely on rain-fed crop production of corn and other grains as their primary food and cash crop.
• Yet, the rainfall is highly variable and poorly distributed, partly due to global climate change, leading to frequent droughts and compromising the ability of the farming community to sustain their livelihoods.
• Farmers face many obstacles to diversify crop production, generate more income and reduce poverty. Producers lack knowledge of alternative crops and production methods and inputs, as well as a developed marketplace for these goods.