With the expectation of the oncoming rainy season, where Eagle FM spoke to the Namibian Agricultural Union, to Mr Danie van Vuuren.
“We are careful by being careful with our optimism because it looks like there is a chance for 70 % chance of receiving an above-average rainfall,” Van Vuuren said
Van Vuuren also added that the healthy rainfall of earlier this year, has doused the effects of the previous drought, that was preceded with a dry year before that.
“A lot of animals were lost due to the drought of that time, which currently has led to many farmers having to rebuild the livestock numbers.”
Van Vuuren said that the Covid-19 pandemic has not affected the agriculture side so much, except for the game farms and hunting lodges who are partnered with the tourism sector.
“But, on the other side, we can expect to see record harvests to emerge later this year and that the dam levels are not a concern right now,” he added.
Just two weeks ago, Eagle FM spoke to Odillo Gobetsi of the Meteorological Office in Windhoek. Gobetsi indicated that the forecasts looked promising, as the estimations came from the flash rains and hail storms that were witnessed across parts of Namibia.