Namibia’s Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Calle Schlettwein, said that Namibian producers have seen increasing access to global markets. He said in 2022, 36% of agronomy and horticultural local production, primarily consisting of products such as grapes, onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers, butternut, dates, blueberries, and watermelons, will be exported to international markets.
A significant milestone, Schlettwein noted, was reached in quarter one of 2023, with Namibia’s inaugural soft citrus and grapefruit exports valued at N$1.5 million with zero rejection. Furthermore, he said blueberry production is on the rise, with about 71 hectares already in production at the Mashare irrigation project as well as Komsberg along the Orange River.
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