Malnutrition in Namibia:
Phase One 

Dreams to Beams is excited to announce our Agriculture Project in Kanono village, in the Zambezi Region of Namibia. 

This impoverished region experiences severe drought throughout the year. In addition, the poor soil conditions make it impossible for the farmers to grow anything other than maize. As a result, malnutrition is a serious issue for the people of the Zambezi region. 

Dreams to Beams, partnering with Agri Connexions Africa, is bringing agricultural technology to the area which will allow local family farmers  to grow vegetables year round: 

  • A micro drip irrigation system, will reduce the amount of water needed from a normal irrigation system by 300 times
  • Bagging the vegetable plants will allow them to make full use of the water supplied 
  • Shade nets will provide ideal growing conditions, protecting the plants from the sun, while also providing pest control 

These measures will allow families to eat heathy meals 12 months a year and help eliminate malnutrition. Any excess crops can then be sold at local markets, generating much needed income to these families, 70% of which live in poverty.

Dreams to Beams and ACA are equal partners in this project and in May of 2017 D2B founder Jim Norgate travelled to the Zambezi region, to see the project and meet the families receiving the aid.