Vast tracts of land zoned for agricultural use by small-scale farmers at the Etunda irrigation scheme in the Omusati region remain underutilized as producers struggle to make ends meet. According to Berfine Antindi, the acting managing director of Agribusdev, which is the government entity running the green scheme, the underproduction was as a result of farmers not honouring their revolving loans with Agribank. The New Era newspaper reports that the loans offered by Agribank are funded through the ministry of agriculture. As a result of the default in payments, the farmers have no further money to fully utilise their three hectares and therefore only work on a small portion of their crop fields.