Namibia has suffered three significant droughts over the past four years. In light of the prevailing and persistent drought conditions in the country, there has been a renewed focus on fighting food insecurity from the government in recent months.
Approximately 596,000 Namibians face the distinct possibility of hunger and in need of food assistance. Food security has become one of the pressing policy concerns for both government and civil society. Food insecurity is detrimental to Namibia’s economy and society at large, both in the short term and in the long term.
The aim of the Business Breakfast briefing was to outline the current state of food security in Namibia and highlight the plans afoot to address heightened food insecurity. It also provided potential solutions through constructive engagement and discussions