Bush encroachment remains a major agricultural problem in Namibia, covering about 26 t 30 million hectares of the country’s savannas, and reducing livestock productivity significantly. In 2004 De Klerk estimated that 30 % of Namibian land is affected by bush encroachment. New estimations are that 45 million hectares, equating to 60 % of the country size affected.
This presently costs Namibian farmers over N$2.7 billion annually in lost income from reduced beef production . Bush encroachment significantly reduces underground water recharge, as well as biodiversity.>>> Read more