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Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) assessment for Farm Okasewa

NOA paid up members are invited to the PGS assessment for Farm Okasewa.

Date: 24 November 2021
Venue: Farm Okasewa, Witvlei
Time: 07:30 for 08:00
What to bring: Hat, water bottle and mask
What to read: The IFOAM Organic Standards

Why are you invited?
NOA offers organic assessment services to organic producers, in order to provide an organic guarantee to their clients. We are using the Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) approach, whereby NOA members are invited to observe the procedure, meet the farmers and learn  about organic agriculture. The organic production of the farmer is assessed according to the IFOAM Standards for Organic Production and Processing. If the farmer complies with the standards, the farmer may use the NOA Mark on the product which indicates the organic status of the product. It is therefore useful to read the relevant section on the IFOAM Organic standards.

About Farm Okasewa:
Kristina Waldschmidt started organic vegetable and fruit production in February 2017 and farms inspired by permaculture principles and Korean Natural Farming. Her products are sold at Organic Box.

Please let us know if you are interested to participate so that we can cater for you.
NOA- Annual General meeting (AGM) 2021

The Namibian Organic Association cordially invites you to the:

Annual General Meeting 2021
Date: Wednesday, 01 December 2021
Time: 17h30 for 18h00 until about 21:00
Venue: Namibia Scientific Society
(110 Robert Mugabe Ave, Windhoek, opposite National Theatre of Namibia)

The meeting is open to interested parties, however only members (paid up 2021) are allowed to vote.

We welcome members to sign up or renew their membership up until Monday, 29 November 2021.
The term for some of our board members will expire this year, nominations for new board members are welcome.

Your attendance will help us to plan our activities for the year ahead.

Please send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, 29 November 2021 if you plan to attend.

The meeting will comply with current Covid-19 protocols.


We look forward to seeing you.
KCOA Project: Sustainable agriculture training for multipliers

The Knowledge Centre of Organic Agriculture Project (KCOA) is hosting a training workshop on sustainable agriculture technique. This workshop will focus rain-fed cropping – increasing productivity with organic practices. This is a follow up to the organic horticulture workshop held in September 2021. 

Katima: 04-05 November 2021
Kongola: 07-08 November 2021
Rundu: 10-11 November 2021

This training opportunity is offered under the auspices of the Knowledge Hub for Organic Agriculture in Southern Africa (KHSA). This is one of five regional hubs within the continent-wide Knowledge Centre for Organic Agriculture (KCOA) project focused on growing the adoption of organic farming practices in Africa. The trainings will be offered by Namibian facilitators Wiebke Volkamnn and Erastus N’dungu.

Wiebke Volkmann is a freelance facilitator based in Windhoek. She co-managed her family’s cattle farm near Otavi and was the training coordinator for the Community Based Rangeland and Livestock Management programm in the Northern communal areas. Her passion for gardening and healthy soils led her to compost making and urban agriculture. Wiebke combines Holistic Management principles and practices, compassionate communication and organic agriculture in her personal life and facilitation.

Erastus N’dungu is from Lima Farms and a passionate farmer and trainer based in Katima Mulilo. He was the National NAB Small Scale Farmer of the year winner in 2019. His aim is to assist farmers across the country to embrace sustainable climate smart agricultural practices.099BCAC8-D99F-44DC-ACA0-6C8AA164A2DB 1 105 c
NOA- IFOAM Introduction to Organic Agriculture Workshop

The Namibia Organic Association is inviting applications from interested gardeners and farmers who want to adopt or improve organic production and share their knowledge and experience with other farmers. This workshop is part of a program for identifying and supporting lead farmers, role models and multipliers for organic farming in their communities.

The courses are planned as follows:
13 November 2021 - Hoachanas
20 November 2021 - Okakarara

Registration:
Participants should speak English.
To know what you already do and what your needs are, we ask that you to fill in the questionnaire (to be requested) when you apply. You can also phone Leena Iipumbu at NOA to respond to the questions by telephone if you do not have access to a computer or prefer giving oral feedback.
Contact details: Tel 081 – 663 3224 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Closing date for registrations is 05 November 2021. You will be notified by 09 November if your application was successful.

Cost:
The workshop is free, thanks to a donation by IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements).
Participants from outside Hoachanas/ Okakarara may receive a transport subsidy but must organize their own transport and accommodation. We strongly advise that you travel the day before so you can be there from the start at 7:30. Contact information and a more detailed program will be sent to the successful applicants.
Refreshments and a light lunch will be served and participants will receive an information booklet covering the topics of the workshop.
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