PCLD Basic Facts PCLD Basic Facts

  • Objective: Improve livelihoods of communal farmers through enhanced sustainable land management practices, improved productivity and market-orientation through securing land rights, infrastructure investments and access to advisory services.
  • PCLD finances: Approximately NAD 500 Million, with EU and German contributions of approximately 42% each, and a 16% contribution by GRN.
  • Result area finances (approximate, in NAD Million): Tenure security 65; Land use planning 55; Infrastructure Measures 175; Advisory Services 40; MLR capacity and office construction 125
  • Number of beneficiaries: exceeds 450,000 Namibians
  • Geographic scope: Land tenure at national level, land use and investment planning as well as infrastructure measures target regions of Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Kavango West, Kavango East, Zambezi, Otjozondjupa, and Omaheke. Submission by MLR to extend PCLD nationally has been made to the NPC.
  • Temporal scope: 2014 to 2019

Components of the PCLD Components of the PCLD

  • Enhanced Namibian Communal Land Administration System (NCLAS-2) - a system includes leasehold and appeals management modules, and promotes effective and efficient land management
  • Exploration into the bankability of communal land rights - includes various studies and engagements with financial institutions and other key sectors in order to unlock wealth in communal areas
  • Enhancement of Land governance and transparency in land delivery are enhanced - by gazetting selection criteria for land allocation in designated areas and for infrastructure beneficiaries under the PCLD.
  • Developing and adopting a designated investment planning methodology for the PCLD
  • Preparing a designated co-financing mechanism for beneficiaries under the program of the PCLD
  • Improving lease conditions and instituting lease compliance monitoring
  • An advancement of group rights  - led by the PCLD to secure diminishing commonage in marginal areas
  • Capacity development for maintenance of infrastructure - has been designed and translated in local vernaculars
  • Advisory services are developing a comprehensive intervention strategy on cooperatives - support which will result in joint work plans with budgets for each cooperative.

Main Achievements of the PCLD Main Achievements of the PCLD

PCLD main achievements (April  2017 - March 2018)

  • Infrastructural Development has been seen as very important and has ensure that collaborative efforts are continued with support from the Programme Communal Land Development (PCLD). With donors from the European Union, Germany Cooperation, KFW and GIZ substantial support is provided to farmers in communal areas in developing core infrastructure improving commercialization of these farmers’ activities. It can therefore be reported that 286,000 hectares of land has been developed with 857 km of fencing, 20 kraals, 44 new boreholes drilled, 35 boreholes rehabilitated, and 98 km of water pipelines installed in Kavango East, Kavango West, Ohangwena, Omusati and Zambezi regions. These infrastructural developments is believed to benefit about 7,800 members of the farming households. Infrastructure development in other regions such as Otjozondjupa and Omaheke is expected to commence in the next financial year.
  • The registration of land rights in communal areas is an ongoing activity. A total of 177,593 communal land rights mapped and digitized presenting 90% of 196,000 communal land rights nationally that can be presently registered. A total of 116,220 Customary Land Rights have been registered, presenting 65% of the communal land rights currently digitized and 101,432 certificates were issued countrywide. This is believed to provide enhanced tenure security to some 500,000 Namibian citizens.
  • Efforts to increase the registration of communal land rights have been implemented with 106 Communal Land Rights Registration awareness campaigns that were conducted.    This awareness resulted in 3,293 Communal Land Rights applications being received by MLR countrywide.
  • 178,675 communal land rights have been mapped and digitized, presenting 91% of 196,000 communal land rights nationally that can presently be registered.
  • 120,692 customary land rights have been registered; presenting 68% of the communal land rights currently digitized and 102,544 certificates have been issued. The registration of communal land rights provides enhanced tenure security to over 500,000 Namibian citizens in communal areas.
  • Out of all communal land rights mapped and digitized nationwide, 955 are within the designated areas of which 511 (54%) land rights have been registered.
  • Investment planning for infrastructure measures has been conducted on 1,375,000 hectares (ha)
  • Development of Infrastructure is ongoing on 286,000 ha in communal areas. 7,800 members of farming households derive benefit from an enhanced production environment.
  • Infrastructure developments amount to 871km of fences, 20 kraals, 44 new boreholes, 68 water point upgrades and 98km of water reticulation. All investments are target local priorities and require land right adjudication
  • Infrastructure investments costs vary between NAD 180/ ha and NAD 500/ ha in the sites developed to date, compared to the purchase price exceeding NAD 1.800/ ha bought under redistributive land reform
  • Advisory services are extended to 2,750 farmers, focusing on production, institutional and management components of agricultural commercialization. 7 mentors have been recruited to deliver advisory services.
  • 5 integrated regional land use plans completed, enhancing spatial planning and inter-institutional coordination
  • Support to 5 regional MLR office construction/ rehabilitation is at various stages of tender/ construction
  • Land governance improved through designated land administration system, gazetted land and beneficiary selection criteria, investment planning methods, and support to land management institutions
  • Service delivery by MLR improved through improved planning, management, tender adjudication and program monitoring and evaluation systems.