By Business Reporter
A total of 24 456 livestock producers were registered under the database of the Meat Board of Namibia for the period January to December 2017 during a registration exercise intensified in August that year.
The exercise is accordance the board’s governing act which directs the operations of the Board and was well received countrywide.
The Meat Board used information days in the Karas, Hardap, Erongo and Kunene South regions to sensitise the livestock producers and to create awareness.
Further awareness was created through the Meat Board Mentorship Programme Coordinators and Marketing Officers, whose task is to educate producers on the relevance of the livestock producer registration exercise in the Northern Communal Area.
In addition, advertisements were also placed in various media channels such as the Namibian Broadcasting Cooperation (NBC) radio stations.
Furthermore, the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS), Agricultural Production, Extension & Engineering Services (DAPEES) and Agricultural Development Centres provided assistance through their regional offices.
Such assistance was convenient to the producers who registered in their respective regions.
Registrations were also carried out at the three Meat Board offices in Ongwediva, Rundu and KatimaMulilo, ensuring that a large number of producers were captured.
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