Namibia could generate up to N$76 billion over the next 25 years if the 15.8 million hectares of bush encroached land is thinned sustainably. This is the overall target for restoration of bush encroached land in the National Strategy on the Sustainable Management of Bush Resources 2022-2027, launched on 08
September at the Standard Bank Biomass Fair in Windhoek by Honorable Pohamba Shifeta, Minister of Environment, Tourism and Forestry.
The strategy is the result of eight years of cooperation between the Ministry of Environment, Forestry, and Tourism’s Directorate of Forestry and its bilateral project, Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation Project implemented by GIZ. It provides a framework for ensuring that bush resources are utilised in a sustainable and value-added manner, and that the development of the bush biomass sector benefits all Namibians and the environment.
Minister Shifeta expressed delight in launching a framework that will encourage the further development of the biomass sector, adding that the Ministry is committed to ensuring the optimal management and use of bush resources to ensure the sustainability of the resource base and to generate environmental and socio-economic benefits.
Download the National strategy here
For more information on the Biomass Fair visit: www.biomassfair.com.na