What do we want to achieve?
As stated on our home page, our goal is to feed a substantial number of livestock pieces.
which improves livelihoods as they don’t lose their income. The feed that we would be buying for the cattle would be generally composed of normal grass and livestock We plan to deliver feed periodically for 9 months to financially unstable farmers. The result of this operation is that it helps farmers keep their lucerne grass, This would ensure that the livestock would consume a sufficient amount of nutrition. This is also more economically viable as this kind of hay bales provide more nutrition at a cheaper price than normal hay bales. This is also more environmentally viable as this mixture hay cause less extensive damage to the ecosystem.
How do we achieve this?
Well, our plan is that first, we will be planning and organising a multitude of fund-raising events in order to raise money to buy feed for the livestock. This multitude of events will include some inclusive events where participants can directly donate grass, as well as some less direct events where people pay to attend show/dinner. We are aiming to partner up with corporations willing to cooperate with us to do projects which would be mutually beneficial.
In terms of end, we will donate the tarps to the farmers so that they may also put this eco-friendly storage method into practice. The storage we plan to use a cheap, eco, friendly storage method. Which consists of digging a pit and bordering and covering it with a tarp, this would protect the hay against rain, termites, and humidity. This can last up to 6 months. In the
For delivery we hope to partner up with the southern farmer union as every year they organise transport to ship donations from the north. If we are able to achieve this partnership we will be able to cut transport costs and be able to buy more hay.
How is this helping Namibia?
By providing the supply of feed for a substantial number of livestock pieces, it sustains agricultural development to the economy and provides an increase to per capita income to a large population of the southern rural community of Namibia. Progression in the agricultural sector of Namibia can provide relief for the shortage of foreign capital in the country. Furthermore, the supply of raw food could decrease a portion of the effects on Namibia’s economic depression. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, industrial production has been halted however agricultural production can continue if demand were high enough even during unfavourable conditions of the economy it could still supply a significant quantity to national income. Agricultural development may provide opportunities for employment to rural communities and can be seen as a source of income to developing communities leading to a rise in the standard of living.