Improving Livelihood of Unemployed Youth, Through Vegetable Gardening at Damara7, Katutura-East Constituency in Windhoek, Khomas Region

Motlatla,, Stanislaus (2018) Improving Livelihood of Unemployed Youth, Through Vegetable Gardening at Damara7, Katutura-East Constituency in Windhoek, Khomas Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Namibia produces about 40 percent of the food it consumes and is highly dependent on imports. This means that while food is available, price fluctuations can make it difficult to access for 26 percent of Namibian families. This particularly affects the 80 percent of the population who depend on markets to fulfil their food needs (NSA, 2016). Smallholder farmers also have limited access to nutritious food due to recurrent droughts and floods, low productivity and access to land issues (World Food Program, 2016).Food security remains a high priority for the Government of Republic of Namibia. Food security and nutritional diversity is one of the key areas that a developing country should address. With varying local opportunities and challenges, the kitchen garden forms a panacea that can address food insecurity and bring in self-reliance, sovereignty and dignity. Households have labour power, the physical ability of household members to generate income (Christopher, 2006). The project is based on a needs assessment conducted on households of unemployed youth in Damara 7 towards the end of June 2017. The project was launched on the problems encountered by the Damara 7 community. Base on the outcome of the assessment the researcher undertook and initiated a project in improving livelihood of households of unemployed youth in Damara 7, through the establishment of a vegetable gardening project. The project implementation was participatory approach. As from the beginning, the emphasis was on empowerment of youth and ownership of the project by themselves. It was from the onset as such that the all stakeholders was involved in implementation process to ensure that all the planned activities are successfully carried out to the with full participation and benefit of the household of Damara 7 unemployed youth.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Centre for Economics and Community Economic Development
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2020 13:48
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 13:48
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2480

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