7. PROJECT NAME: OSHIKOTO FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
PROMOTER: Oshikoto Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Pty LTD
LOCATION: Oshikoto Region, Guinas Constituency, Tsumeb District
Oshikoto Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Pty LTD was established in 2005. The company is a 100% Namibian-owned business. It is situated in a region which is the best location for national, regional and international markets. Rainfall ranges between 450mm to 600mm. The current land under irrigation is 200 hectares and has a potential extra productive land of 600 hectares. The project has strong underground aquifers with a capacity of 27 to 130 cubic meters per hour. The project is also grid-powered with a 100 KW grid-feed solar system installed.
Potential crops for export markets include citrus fruits, avocados, onions and lucerne.
Current markets include local retailers, Congolese and Angolan markets. Oshikoto Fresh Fruit & Vegetables is seeking for equity partners in maize and wheat production, production of potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, butternuts, carrots, watermelons, cabbages, green peppers and fruits.
IMPACT: The project contributes to food security and sustainability in Namibia, and will provide training for NUST, UNAM and vocational training centres. At full capacity, the project created 30 permanent jobs, 20 semi-permanent jobs, 40 seasonal jobs and 120 bi-seasonal jobs. An estimated 1500 households are expected to benefi t from the project.
The project was established in 2005. Project is still in production.
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Dr. TCK Ihuhua
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