“OVER 300 000 KGS OF WOOL IS DISCARDED EVERY YEAR”
Farmers of Karakul sheep in chiefly the Hardap and Karas regions of Namibia are reluctant to shear thesheep dueto low prices received for the wool and the large amount of effort and costs of shearing
The Campaign received initial support from The Ministry of Trade and Industry with further support coming from The Finnish Government through The Southern African Innovation Support (SAIS) Programme. This support is for the research and development component into the market potential of wool products both in Namibia and Internationally and further, has a major focus on imparting skills, knowledge and innovation towards creating a use for the raw material, adding value within country borders and ultimately building new industry and employment.
The National wool Campaign seeks to add value to the Wool industry in Namibia by instigating an entire value-chain from sheep to product.
The campaign will uplift communities, particularly the youth and women in these regions by way of knowledge and skills transfer, new business and industry creation, sparking entrepreneurial spirit and new business developments and most importantly boosting innovation and new product development in Namibia. The campaign would involve disseminating informative and skills orientated workshops surrounding Wool in the target regions of Hardap and Karas Regions.