Namibia - Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project (NAMSIP)

Project Summary

Approval Date 04 Dec 2017
Signature Date 28 Mar 2018
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Agriculture and Rural Development
DAC Sector Code 31110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 46,584,646.63
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Namibia Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project’s (NAMSIP) is a stand-alone investment Project aimed at improving cereal-crops/grains and livestock value chains. It has been designed in line with MAWF’s Harambee Comprehensively Coordinated and Integrated Agricultural Development Programme (HACCIADEP: 2017). The HACCIADEP aims at stimulating high quality production and market access for crops and livestock products especially from small and medium scale farmers and agro-processors. NAMSIP will contribute to the attainment of HACCIADEP’s 2 schemes, namely (i) agricultural mechanization scheme, and (ii) seed systems development scheme, which are key for sustainable crop and livestock value chain improvement. The present project will enhance dryland crop production, irrigated crop production, State Owned Enterprises (SOEs), and Private Sector operations through effective utilisation of agricultural machinery and equipment for livestock production, and processing which can be used as launch pads for SME driven industrialization. It has 2 components, namely: (a) Value Chain Improvement; and (b) Institutional Support. The project will be implemented nationwide by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) over a period of 5 years. The total cost is ZAR 1.42 billion.

Project Objectives

The project's development objective is to strengthen household food security and reduce poverty. The project aims specifically to: i) increase agricultural productivity, ii) promote job creation, and iii) increase household income, which will improve the living conditions of the rural population.


The Project will directly benefit 294,500 crop producers/farmers (157,558 female and 136,942 male), and also 10,000 livestock farmers (including 2,500 women livestock farmers). In addition, 33 extension and veterinary staff will be trained in agricultural mechanisation inorder to ably transfer knowledge and skills to the beneficiaries. The Project will fully support 111 farmer cooperatives with a total membership of 10,681 of whom 6,912 will be women. The Project will generate 111,240 jobs for men, women and youth in agricultural production and processing. The Project will also indirectly benefit about 800,000 people along the cereal and livestock value chains.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Government of Namibia
Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF)


IATI identifier 46002-P-NA-AA0-005
Last Update 24 Sep 2022


Contact Details

Name OPIO-OMODING James Peters

Geographic Location

Country Namibia
Coordinates Location Name
-22.55941 17.08323 Windhoek