WFP commits to accelerating the attainment of zero hunger in Namibia
By Confidente Reporter
THE United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is collaborating with Tololi Online, an e-commerce platform, to set up a virtual marketplace to improve market access and boost farmers’ income in Namibia.
About 70 per cent of Namibia’s population depends on agriculture for income and livelihood.
The virtual marketplace has connected over 100 smallholder farmers to local markets and will benefit several actors across the food value chain, from farmers to consumers.
Farmers have been able to sell fresh produce such as vegetables, potatoes, green peppers, onions, maize, cabbages, beetroot, tomatoes, and pumpkins.
“The platform will facilitate efficient off-take of produce to reduce post-harvest losses, minimise food waste, boost production, and increase profits for farmers. WFP is committed to accelerating the attainment of zero hunger in Namibia,” said George Fedha, WFP’s country director in Namibia.
WFP’s collaboration with Tololi aims to link more smallholder farmers to market through the virtual platform. Farmers also receive agriculture extension support through the initiative, including training, input support, and equipment.
“We at Tololi Online are incredibly grateful and honoured to work with WFP to create innovative solutions for the global food system in Namibia,” said Fillemon Nangolo, Tololi’s team leader.
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