PROPOSED OTJIKOTO AGRICULTURAL PROJECT, OTJOZONDJUPA REGION, NAMIBIA
Proponent: B2GOLD NAMIBIA PROPERTY (PTY) LTD
Status: Open for Public Participation
Sector: Agriculture, Infrastructure & Construction
The proposed Otjikoto agricultural project size at the end of the final phase will be 270 hectares. The intention is to initially plant fodder for cattle such as Rhodes Katambora grass as well as rotational crops such as maize and wheat. Should the trial be successful additional crops could be considered.
The proposed project will be developed in phases as described below, and will:
- The first phase, year 1, a trail of 60 ha and if feasible expand annually;
- The second phase, year 2, 90ha; and
- The third phase, year 3,120 ha
ECC’s Role in the project
Environmental Compliance Consultancy (ECC) has been engaged by B2Gold Namibia Property (Pty) Ltd (the proponent) to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) in terms of the Environmental Management Act No. 7 of 2007 and its Regulations.