Agriculture

1.2 million hectares in foreign hands

4 days ago - 25 August 2016 | Agriculture

After 25 years it would seem that Namibia’s land reform efforts are a mixed bag of successes and failures. In an overview provided of the country’s land reform process since 1991 that highlighted the challenges...

Second permit may bring relief

4 days ago - 25 August 2016 | Agriculture

Nearly two months after the stringent livestock import regulations of South Africa were introduced, no weaners have been exported by Namibia, but some relief might be in sight with an alternative veterinary import permit for...

Bush an opportunity for farmers

5 days ago - 24 August 2016 | Agriculture

Bush encroachment can create unique opportunities for Namibian farmers and the economy at large if biomass is recognised as a valuable resource for existing and new value chains.It is estimated that approximately 26 to 30...

Drought conference adopts major strategies

5 days ago - 24 August 2016 | Agriculture

The first African Drought Conference that was held in Windhoek has been described as a resounding success with more than 400 delegates attending the weeklong deliberations. The conference made great strides as it adopted the...

Conserving plants as genetic resources

1 week ago - 22 August 2016 | Agriculture

A strategic action plan to conserve and sustainably use plants as genetic resources for food and agriculture in Namibia was this week launched at the African Drought Conference. The National Strategic Action Plan for Plant...

Mutorwa a gandja uusama konkalo yombepo

1 week ago - 22 August 2016 | Agriculture

Aatseyinawana oya haluka sho Ominista yUunamapya ga gandja uusama komalunduluko gonkalo yombepo kutya ogo taga etitha uupyakadhi wompumbwe yomeya, nonando aatseyinawa mboka oya popi...

New board for Meatco

1 week ago - 17 August 2016 | Agriculture

Members of Meatco last week nominated their candidates for the new board of directors even though the Special Members Meeting that was scheduled to take...

Hundreds of Okakarara cattle dying

1 week ago - 17 August 2016 | Agriculture

Farmers have lost more than 200 animals, particularly in the Outemba village of the Okakarara constituency, due to a poisonous plant known as ‘poison leaf’...

Fields of barley

1 week ago - 17 August 2016 | Agriculture

Namibia Breweries Limited (NBL) aims to harvest 12 000 hectares of raw barley over the next ten years.“The future of the home-grown barley project by...

Namibian wool an untapped market

2 weeks ago - 15 August 2016 | Agriculture

Namibia currently produces about 360 tonnes of karakul wool annually, of which only 50 tonnes are used locally. The untapped market for Namibian wool was...

Mangetti farmers choose Shailemo

2 weeks ago - 15 August 2016 | Agriculture

Years of dispute over the chairmanship of the Mangetti Farmers Association (MFA) seem to have come to an end after the farmers unanimously chose Ismael...

Kalkfeld farmers demand grazing rights

2 weeks ago - 12 August 2016 | Agriculture

Livestock owners at Kalkfeld staged a demonstration at their settlement on Wednesday in a desperate bid to plead with the government for temporary grazing rights...

Agriculture

Weaner exports to SA plummet

2 weeks ago - 10 August 2016 | Agriculture

Since last year live exports of cattle to South Africa have dropped by 6%, but the Meat Board of Namibia warns that the full extent...

Meatco readies for US market

3 weeks ago - 08 August 2016 | Agriculture

While Meatco is readying itself to start exporting deboned beef to the lucrative United States (US) market the company says that its strategy for this...

Shifeta slams illegal conservancy invasion...

3 weeks ago - 08 August 2016 | Agriculture

Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta said he will not tolerate the violation of the civil rights of the N#a-Jaqna Conservancy community members. Shifeta...

Relief for communal farmers

3 weeks ago - 02 August 2016 | Agriculture

Meatco’s N$5-million Mobile Slaughter Unit (MSU) arrived in Windhoek last week and was presented to stakeholders during an open day at its Windhoek factory. The...

Farmers beef up export battle

1 month - 25 July 2016 | Agriculture

With no cattle having left the country since the introduction of South Africa’s new livestock import regulations that came into effect on 1 July, Namibian...

Farmer impounds 130 cattle

1 month - 20 July 2016 | Agriculture

A dispute between a commercial Kalkfeld farmer and a group of communal farmers this week around access to grazing has again put the spotlight on...

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