Agriculture

Communal farmers bear brunt of wildlife conflict

27 minutes ago | Agriculture

Human-wildlife conflict is a threat to Namibian farmers, especially those in the northern communal area (NCA).This was said by Namibia National Farmers Union (NNFU) president Jason Emvula at a media conference in Windhoek.According to Emvula,...

NCA abattoirs to reopen

1 day - 16 August 2017 | Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has announced the two operators that will take over the government-owned abattoirs in the Northern Communal Area (NCA) after Meatco announced it will not renew its contract with...

Tough times for farmers

1 day - 16 August 2017 | Agriculture

Livestock producers are experiencing a particularly difficult period, where input costs are outstripping their income due to the current economic climate. Meatco says as a company it realises that producers are experiencing a difficult period...

Agri challenges under the spotlight

1 day - 16 August 2017 | Agriculture

The National Livestock Marketing Committee (NLMC), through the Meat Board of Namibia, recently held a meeting during which longstanding issues impacting the agricultural sector were discussed. The committee meets on a quarterly basis every year...

N$26 million bailout for AMTA

2 days ago - 15 August 2017 | Agriculture

The Namibia Agronomic Board (NAB) will dip into its reserves that have been built up over more than a decade to grant a N$26 million bailout to the government agency responsible for buying crops from...

Beef consumption growing

6 days ago - 11 August 2017 | Agriculture

The increase in the consumption of beef both locally and internationally is creating more opportunities for the Namibian meat industry. This growth allows for Meatco...

Agribank and NDC sign financing deal

6 days ago - 11 August 2017 | Agriculture

Agribank and the Namibia Development Corporation (NDC) have signed a one-year agreement in terms of which Agribank will finance the purchasing of cows by farmers...

Nangof seeks land conference delay

1 week ago - 10 August 2017 | Agriculture

FRED GOEIEMAN The Namibia Non-Governmental Organisations Forum (Nangof) has requested President Hage Geingob to postpone the second national land conference...

Meatco feels brunt of prices

1 week ago - 09 August 2017 | Agriculture

The high prices that Namibian weaners are currently selling at in South Africa are negatively impacting on Meatco's entire business value chain.According to the company,...

Poultry smuggling of grave concern

1 week ago - 04 August 2017 | Agriculture

Opportunistic Angolans have taken advantage of the current shortage of chicken in the country and are smuggling frozen cuts through the Oshikango border into Namibia....

Namibia 30th largest beef exporter

2 weeks ago - 03 August 2017 | Agriculture

Namibia is currently the 30th largest exporter of beef in the world with 24 countries importing Namibian beef and six countries importing sheep and goat...

KFC still hit by chicken shortage

2 weeks ago - 02 August 2017 | Agriculture

Despite a recent relaxation of the ban on chicken imports from South Africa, fast-food franchises such as KFC are still experiencing shortages.After an outbreak of...

Agriculture

Move the Red Line north...

3 weeks ago - 26 July 2017 | Agriculture

KENYA KAMBOWE While many are calling for the removal of the veterinary cordon fence known as the Red Line, Kavango...

Poultry ban relaxed

3 weeks ago - 26 July 2017 | Agriculture

Namibia has relaxed the complete ban on the importation of live poultry and poultry products from South Africa with certain amendments that have been put...

White farmers urged to give...

3 weeks ago - 26 July 2017 | Agriculture

Zimbabwe's Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) has reportedly urged white South African farmers to agree to a deal to share land with the black majority to...

Dairy matters under discussion

3 weeks ago - 26 July 2017 | Agriculture

The Dairy Producers Association (DPA) held their annual general meeting this weekend during which it was stressed that if the regulation of dairy imports is...

Records tumble at weaner auction

3 weeks ago - 26 July 2017 | Agriculture

This year's Grootfontein weaner auction was a huge success and exceeded previous records. With 2 155 weaner calves sold at an average price of N$6...

Farmers demand Meatco board quit

3 weeks ago - 24 July 2017 | Agriculture

The contested Meatco board called a last-minute halt to a Friday meeting, stating that a number proposed resolutions drafted by Meatco members were illegal and...

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