Agriculture

Poverty ministry clarifies its position

18 hours ago | Agriculture

Lot Ndamanomhata, spokesperson for the poverty eradication ministry, sent a statement to Namibian Sun to clarify the position of the ministry in terms of procurement from Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency (Amta) and Agribusdev. The...

Amta 'expensive'

4 days ago - 12 July 2019 | Agriculture

The poverty eradication ministry declined to purchase maize meal from the Agro-Marketing Trading Agency (Amta), because it was unaffordable.Ministry spokesperson Lot Ndamanomhata told Namibian Sun that before rolling out the food bank programme, it approached...

'Our land is our land'

5 days ago - 11 July 2019 | Agriculture

While they will not submit any land claims to what they term a “dubious” ancestral land commission, the Ovaherero and Nama insist that “every inch of the soil” of what used to be Hereroland and...

Maintaining winter egg production

6 days ago - 10 July 2019 | Agriculture

Poultry is affected by seasonal changes. During winter, birds tend to consume more feed and drink less water, while the opposite is true in summer. Weather changes, particularly cold months, can affect the productivity of...

Call for timber factories

1 week ago - 09 July 2019 | Agriculture

The Muzokumwe Volunteers Association (MVA) is calling for timber factories to be built in Namibia, as it is strongly opposed to the practice of selling centuries-old trees for peanuts.MVA chairperson Paulus Mbangu said during a...

AMTA hubs in dire straits

1 week ago - 04 July 2019 | Agriculture

Operations at the Agro-Marketing Trading Agency (AMTA) hubs at Ongwediva and Rundu are in dire straits despite the implementation of a cabinet resolution that called...

Cattle 'poisonings' rock Ohangwena

1 week ago - 03 July 2019 | Agriculture

The directorate of veterinary services (DVS) at Ohangwena is investigating a possible case of poisoning after 18 cattle died mysteriously over the weekend.Martha Kavela from...

Farmers should adopt a fodder plan

1 week ago - 03 July 2019 | Agriculture

Livestock feeding is believed to be the most complex and costly practice on a farm, amongst other agricultural practises. In Namibia, livestock are predominantly reared...

Aanafaalama ya kanitha oongombe 35 mehuliloshiwike mOhangwena

1 week ago - 03 July 2019 | Agriculture

Oshikondo shuundjolowele wiimuna moshitopolwa shaHangwena otashi konaakona oshipotha moka omuniimuna a kanitha oongombe dhi li 18 poshikando, taku fekelwa kutya omolwa uuzigo.Martha Kavela gwomomukunda Ohaihana...

Mbumba a hala okatomeno kaRundu ka pwe

2 weeks ago - 02 July 2019 | Agriculture

Omupeha omupresidende, Nangolo Mbumba okwa hala opo okatomeno kaRundu, hoka ka kala taka tungwa okuza omvula yo 2014 opo ka manithwe mbala omanga aanafaalama inaya...

Shifeta in 'tribal' timber storm

2 weeks ago - 28 June 2019 | Agriculture

?Farmers in Kavango East, who have been affected by the ban on timber-harvesting activities, have accused environment minister Pohamba Shifeta of being a tribalist leader.The...

Abattoirs working overtime

2 weeks ago - 27 June 2019 | Agriculture

Meatco said it is investigating opening additional slaughter capacity to accommodate cattle producers in this time of crisis, as farmers desperately try to sell off...

Agriculture

Meatco aims for profitability by...

2 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Agriculture

Meatco managed to reduce its overall losses by N$33 million during the previous financial year and plans to break even in 2019/20, before returning to...

Ombaye Fishing boosts Dare to...

2 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Agriculture

The Dare to Care drought fund for fodder subsidies has been given a N$100 000 boost thanks to a fishing company with an open heart.Dr...

Meatco Foundation inspects projects

2 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Agriculture

The Meatco Foundation, Meatco's corporate social investment wing, has been supporting individuals and farmers' organisations to improve farming practices, especially in communal areas, focusing on...

Agriculture in dire need of...

2 weeks ago - 26 June 2019 | Agriculture

Worth N$7.5 billion in 2017, Namibia's agriculture sector is in dire need of growth.This is according to Meatco's 2018/19 annual report, which highlighted that during...

Simaata sings tobacco praises

3 weeks ago - 21 June 2019 | Agriculture

Secretary to cabinet, George Simataa, says they approved the Chinese-backed Zambezi tobacco project due to the envisaged socio-economic benefits it would bring to the region...

Agribank's top brass meet with...

3 weeks ago - 19 June 2019 | Agriculture

A delegation from the Agribank board and the bank's CEO, Sakaria Nghikembua recently met with land reform minister Utoni Nujoma as part of the bank's...

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