Namibia: Save Kunene Now or Lose It Forever – Rothauge
By Deon Schlechter
Windhoek — Strategies to prevent drought-hit Kunene from becoming an uninhabitable and barren piece of land should be implemented sooner rather than later, as by 2020 it may be too late, says Namibia’s leading desertification expert Dr Axel Routhage.
As more attention is steadily being drawn to the drought-stricken Kunene Region with the worrying situation even coming up for debate in parliament recently, Routhage, an independent consultant with AgriConsult, explains that the Kunene is not just experiencing another drought, but that desertification has been advancing relentlessly in the region for decades.
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