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Namibia: ‘Growing Food in Windhoek’ Handbook

By producing food in and around the city, we can connect – the production with the market, experiments, ideas and solutions, and people of all ages and all walks of life.


Namibia needs to urgently tackle hunger, undernourishment and malnutrition. Thee latest data stems from the 2016 Global Hunger Index of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

In this report, “hunger” refers to four indicators – undernourishment, child stunting (low height-for-age), child wasting (low weight-for-height), and child mortality.

The Central African Republic (46.1), Chad (44.3), and Zambia (39) have the highest levels of hunger. Namibia, with an index of 31.4, still has a higher level than countries such as Burkina Faso (31), Liberia (30.7), Zimbabwe (28.8) or Malawi (26.9).

In Namibia, 42 per cent of the population is undernourished, the report says. Wasting in children under five years is 7.1 per cent, stunting in children under five years is 23.1 per cent.

Read the complete report here.