Champion mahangu farmers announced
Altogether, 12 farmers receive recognition for their efforts of producing maximum crop yields in their regions. Regional Champion Awards are awarded to 6 farmers – one in each producing region – who cultivate between 5ha and 10ha, have the resources to implement improved technologies and techniques and produce an average of between 0.8 and 1.2 ton/ha. These producers are also in a position to sell a portion of their surplus grain into the commercial supply chain. The winners in this category are Ms. Catherine Sikanda from Kabbe in Zambezi; Mr. Thiremo Thikerete from Ghamarao in Kavango East; Ms. Veronikwa Hanga from Oshipala in Ohangwena, Mr. Marius Shetunyenga from Onakankunzi in Oshikoto; Mr. David Amkiita from Opeleka in Oshana and Mr. Andreas Shaanika from Elondo West in Omusati. The finalists who cultivate more than 10ha are Mr. Christopher Kasuka from Kasheshe in Zambezi; Mr. Lukas Mbangu from Katjinakatji in Kavango West; Ms. Hendrina David from Ekoka in Ohangwena; Mr. Pinehas Nambandi from Oshamakaka in Oshikoto; Mr. Shigwedha Shinyemba from Oshitowa in Oshana and Mr. Heikki Amakali from Onandjandja in Omusati.