Invitation of Green Scheme Investment Opportunities

Request for Proposals

Open: 04 October 2022

Close: 16 December 2022, 11h00

PROJECT NAME:
NDONGA LINENA IRRIGATION PROJECT

Location: 130 km east of Rundu – Kavango East region
Lease period: 25 years
Project description:
government owned farm measuring 1000 ha. At present the irrigable production area comprises of 424ha are under commercial, 8x10ha medium scale farmers (MSFs) plots and 29x6ha small scale farmers (SSFs) plots respectively. The land under commercial production is allocated as follows: 17x22ha centre pivots, 1x30ha centre pivots 2x10ha centre pivots. Therefore, the combined area under irrigation is 678ha.

Objective:
The investor is expected to lease approximately 424 ha of irrigable land and associated infrastructures, including farm buildings, machinery and equipment etc. Moreover, the investor is expected to develop additional agricultural infrastructure, facilities and invest in the project mechanization. The investor will be expected to operate the commercial section, and provide agricultural services to the medium and small-scale farmers on cost recovery basis. The investor is expected to finance the refurbishment, improvements, production, operational and maintenance costs and bring the farm to its full production.

PROJECT NAME:
ORANGE RIVER IRRIGATION PROJECT

Location: Aussenkehr – //Karas region
Lease period: 25 years
Project description:
ORIP measures 520 ha, is a government owned farm situated in the /Karas region, southern part of Namibia, along the Orange River. Currently only 166 ha is under production of which 86 ha and 80 ha are under commercial and Small-Scale Farming (SSFs) respectively. The land under commercial production is utilized as follows: 25 ha for grapes production, 40 ha for dates and 21 ha of vegetable all by means of drip irrigation system. The other area measuring 80 ha is allocated to 20 SSFs of which each SSFs occupies an area of 4 ha. The SSFs produces grapes and dates as well.

Objective:
The investor is expected to lease approximately 520 ha of irrigable land and associated infrastructures, and to develop additional agricultural infrastructure, facilities and invest in the project mechanization. The investor will operate the commercial section, and provide agricultural services to the small-scale farmers on cost recovery basis. The private investor is expected to finance the refurbishment, improvements, production, operational and maintenance costs and bring the farm to its full production.

PROJECT NAME:
UVUNGU VUNGU IRRIGATION PROJECT

Location: 8km east of Rundu town along the Kavango river
Lease period: 25 years
Project description:
The Uvungu Vungu Irrigation Project was transformed into a green scheme project when the activities of the dairy project were scaled down. The project has number of existing infrastructures, equipment and machineries, including horticultural infrastructure such as greenhouses and net houses equipped technological advanced control station. The project comprises of the commercial section (approximately 120 ha) and small-scale farmers section (60 ha).

Objective:
The investor is expected to lease approximately 120 ha of irrigable land and associated infrastructures, including farm buildings, machinery and equipment. The investor will operate the commercial section, and provide agricultural services to the small-scale farmers on cost recovery basis. The private investor is expected to finance the refurbishment, improvements, production, operational and maintenance costs and bring the farm to its full production.

Other Expections
  • Pay a monthly lease fee to Government proportional to the agreed lease period;
  • General management of the farm including Farm Infrastructure in line with the Green Scheme Policy
  • Procurement of farming equipment and machinery
  • Developing maintenance plans and maintenance of all infrastructures, equipment and machinery
  • Introduction of effective marketing strategies
  • Provision of services (procurement of inputs, harrowing, discing, ploughing, pest control, weeding harvesting and marketing of products) to Small and Medium Scale Farmers on cost recovery basis.
Enquiries

The Request for Proposal documents can be accessed at the following link: 

https://mawf.gov.na/tenders-and-bids

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