Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Calle Schlettwein said multilateral-ism in food production is necessary for a successful modern economy to exist and thrive. The Namibia Press Agency quotes Schlettwein, speaking at the tenth Theo Ben Gurirab Lecture Series, as saying multilateralism is an absolute must for Namibia given the climatic conditions of the country and the smaller population. The algriculture minister added that urbanization has posed a challenge towards self-sufficiency for all and thus farmers need to move away from inefficient extensive farming practices and embrace diverse agriculture and engage in urban agriculture and urban food production.