Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform, Calle Schlettwein says that the COVID-19 pandemic has taught Namibia to no longer rely on supplies of imported basic commodities and that we should instead seek to boost local agricultural production.The Namibia press agency reports that speaking at a two-day market-led agriculture conference, Schlettweinalso said there is a need to recognize inefficiencies that have crept into the systems such as the productivity of the Namibian economy, which has been on the decline for the last 15 years in both the private and public sectors.The economy must be turned into an investment-led and an export-driven economy with domestic and regional value chains adding value to available raw materials, Schlettwein insisted.