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Namibian agricultural production drops to 2016 levels

Namibia’s agri production dropped by N$2 billion last year, ending up at the 2016 production levels. The Namibia Agricultural Union has compiled production value estimates of various agricultural enterprises, based on the annual cash income from primary produce marketed in the formal market at nominal producer prices. The data shows that at the end of 2020, production from the agricultural sector was worth a combined N$5,9 billion.

The compilation shows that the 2020 production was lower in value than that of the past three years, which recorded more than N$7 billion worth of goods per year. The data shows that almost every sector recorded a reduction in output except for grapes, which reached a N$1 billion mark in 2020.

The sector, mainly based in the south of Namibia, produced grapes worth N$770 million in 2016, and last year the sector produced N$1,1 billion worth of grapes. The biggest losses are seen in the livestock sector, as droughts ravaged herds.

[ N$1 = € 0,057 ]

Source: namibian.com.na


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