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Over N$82,000 in income for 65 Devil's Claw Harvesters

19 Aug 2014 | News

A promising start to the Devil's Claw harvesting season in Kavango

Fidelis Mpofu, NNF Project Coordinator in Kavango, recently conducted the first weigh-in and sale of sustainably harvested Devil’s Claw in the villages of Tuguva, Tare, Mupapama and Kasivi. Collectively they sold 3049Kgs with a cash benefit of N$82,312. Of the 65 harvesters in this sales cycle 74% were women. Devil's Claw sales are often the only cash income for families in this area. The project receives funding from Southern African Regional Environmental Programme (SAREP).

Fidelis (on the right) with the local buying point manager

Learn more about livelihood development from sustainable harvesting of indigenous natural products in Namibia.