AGRA FEATURE ARTICLE – MAY 2012
Agra has realized the importance and potential of developing agriculture in the northern areas of
Namibia. Taking hands with local authorities and Government to achieve more growth in agriculture
north of the Veterinary Cordon Fence, Agra is establishing a first agricultural outlet in this area, in the
town of Oshivelo.
This long term investment in the future of development in the northern parts will serve agriculture and
households in general by providing farming inputs and a wide range of groceries. The building will
consist of 650m2 of retail space, a store room of 210m 2, offices and a large yard. The store will not only
reduce the distance for a large number of residents, business owners and farmers, but will add value
to farming by providing a constant supply of farming necessities such as feeds, licks and animal
medicine, with general advice to assist farmers.
Namibian contractors and craftsmen are involved in the building and construction work and Agra
Oshivelo will provide employment and development opportunities for a number of Namibians.
Agra appreciates the wisdom, guidance and enthusiastic participation and involvement of the King of
the Ondonga, King Elifas Kauluma and Headman Erwin Nashikaku (Nation) Nashikaku and looks
forward to the opening of this beacon in Oshivelo within a few months.
Other investments in the agricultural sector of this area include free public lectures that will be
presented to farmers as part of Agra’s corporate social investment. (Also see the article on farm
workers’ training in the north, on page 4.)