Title:

Proceedings of the 1st regional workshop on melon seeds for Caprivi and East-Kavango

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Publication Year:
2008
Abstract:

Kalahari Melon Seed (KMS) is an important indigenous plant resource of Namibia. Seed oil from the North Central Regions (NCRs) has been commercialized since 2000 as cosmetic oil for the international market. Since the demand for KMS oil has been growing rapidly and producers from the NCRs have difficulties meeting this increasing demand, there is a need to broaden the supply-base of KMS. Other regions in Namibia where Kalahari Melons grow include the Kavango and the Caprivi Regions. This workshop is the first regional KMS workshop regrouping stakeholders from East-Kavango, West- and East-Caprivi. It represents an important milestone in the expected development of a new KMS supply chain in the North-East of Namibia. However, to enter the existing supply-base, producers need to get well organized, and manage production and quality adequately.

Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
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