The University of Namibia (UNAM) carried out a training workshop on crop yield estimation for technical staff from the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform.
The workshop become held on the Katima Mulilo Campus in the Zambezi place earlier this month to equip subject personnel with medical methods and realistic abilities for forecasting the yields of common cereal and vegetable vegetation cultivated within the place.
UNAM stated that during the four-day training, a total of 14 individuals were taught key ideas and techniques of crop yield estimation.
“Subjects protected covered, relevance and use of information in crop manufacturing, sampling strategies, sampling and estimation techniques for crop information, strategies for measuring crop vicinity, techniques for measuring crop yield, region and yield estimation,” added the university.
UNAM stated that yield estimations are important for NAB’s useless border control, import and export management, and making sure food availability in the country.
“The participants additionally had sufficient time to exercise a number of these approaches under farm discipline situations wherein realistic demanding situations have been clarified to growth comprehension and competence,” emphasized.
The members additionally narrated that it became continually a challenge for them to quantitatively forecast local crop yields because of the dearth of technical ability, whilst workshop facilitators alternatively indicated that the university has currently acquired several requests for technical training offerings on crop production, experimental design, records collection, and agricultural survey research.
Furthermore, the facilitators stated that the schooling turned into very successful and expressed appreciation to the trainees for their lively participation as well as to the farmers who volunteered to offer their crop fields for practical activities.
The workshop became facilitated via Dr. Simon Awala an Agronomist from the branch of Crop production and Agricultural technology and Kudakwashe Hove a Biostatistician from the department of natural world management and Tourism at UNAM.