RVTC added two trades of Agriculture two years back. The trades are Horticulture and Farm Machinery. This was a result of plenty water and fertile soil the region has. RVTC is situated few kilos to Kavango river in Rundu town. The region has more fertile soil just like the neighboring regions of Zambezi and Kavango West. Namibia Training Authority did not take long to approve additional food security trade to RVTC. Despite RVTC making headlines in the agriculture sector, Kavango East region has quite a number of green schemes.
Horticulture trade at RVTC began to think big as they are embarking to ensure food security for the region and the country at large. So far the trade has started selling spinach, tomatoes and many other vegetables to the staff members of the Centre. The vegetables are affordable for the local market and always out of stock due to the demand. The department is now challenged to increase the production as vegies are Namibia’s favorite after meat. The senior VET Trainer in horticulture Mrs. Maria Haingura said this was just a test of the market. “We are ready to supply the region, even shops like Shoprite, pick and pay, OK Food will also get from us. AMTA must contact us for more stock since they have a lot of customers” said Maria.
Mr. Alfeus Nghishekwa a VET Trainer for level 2 who are currently responsible for production has given hope to the staff members and the entire region not to worry about the production. “Our trainees are committed, actually the entire Centre we are committed to supply the region. We have no excuse not to supply hence we have water, manure, manpower and every resource we need. We are experts in the field. All we need is the support, people should buy and we will remain cheap” vowed Alfeus.
RVTC has taken four trainees on Job Attachment at Agriculture department and are currently responsible for taking care of the gardens for production purpose.