On 12 June 2023, the second winter training since 2022 started in Aussenkehr. This year the theme was “Irrigation”, running from 12 – 16 June 2023.The NGGA sourced Agrimotion from South Africa to facilitate the training.

A total of 111 trainees from the NGGA’s producers participated in the course. The facilitator was Ms. Karen van der Westhuizen, Soil Scientist and head of the IRIS team (integrated response irrigation scheduling).

The first two days was specialized training for mid management. The third, fourth and fifth day was Watermen training. Focusing on sustainable water use and effective soil moisture control.

The trainees participated in a very positive environment. In the morning it was theory and afternoons were in the field with practical training.

Daily lunch was catered by Spar Aussenkehr and sponsored by the NGGA. The NGGA would like to thank Spar for the fresh and delicious food that was prepared.

We also want to thank NGC for preparing the profile holes and sponsoring transportation daily.

We hope that this endeavor brought value to the Namibian Table Grape Industry.

A huge thank you to Agrimotion, Ms. Karen van der Westhuizen and all members!