Agriculture

Katima abattoir to start with test slaughtering

1 day - 22 January 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT The Katima Mulilo export abattoir is expected to commence with test slaughtering by the end of February, if repairs on the quarantine camp have been completed.This is according to...

Tough road ahead

1 day - 22 January 2020 | Agriculture

The disastrous drought in Namibia over the past seven years has forced livestock producers to significantly reduce their herds. They are now faced with cash flow challenges to rebuild them. According to the Namibia...

No new timber may be harvested

1 week ago - 15 January 2020 | Agriculture

In an update on the timber operations in the Kavango West, Kavango East and Zambezi regions, the forestry ministry has emphasised that no new timber may be harvested. According to a statement issued...

Oriental fruit flies in Zambezi

1 week ago - 15 January 2020 | Agriculture

Oriental fruit flies have been detected in the Zambezi Region, resulting in strict control measures being implemented on the import of mangoes from Zambia to Namibia. According to a statement issued by the...

Cabinet defied on Amta procurement

1 week ago - 10 January 2020 | Agriculture

Only the military and police are procuring their consumables through the Agro-Marketing and Trading Agency (Amta) as per a 2014 cabinet directive that sought to boost the local agribusiness by requiring all government agencies to...

Dam levels remain low despite good rains

2 weeks ago - 08 January 2020 | Agriculture

Some inflow over past weekThe latest dam bulletin indicates Namibia’s reservoir levels are at 18.2%, less than half of last season’s 41%.ELLANIE SMIT Despite good...

88 000 livestock die in a year

2 weeks ago - 07 January 2020 | Agriculture

Over 88 000 livestock deaths have been recorded from October 2018 to September 2019 as a result of the devastating drought in Namibia. Over 56%...

Silos run empty

2 weeks ago - 07 January 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT Most government silos stood empty by the end of last November, with stock at only 7.33% of the total holding capacity. The Agricultural...

Household food security worsens

2 weeks ago - 06 January 2020 | Agriculture

Household food security is expected to worsen, particularly in rural areas, according to a drought report released by the ministry of agriculture.This is despite the...

Agribank bites back

1 month - 24 December 2019 | Agriculture

Agribank says it is disappointed by what it sees as a scathing attack by the ancestral land commission. The commission recently complained to President...

Germany pledges seed and fertiliser

1 month - 24 December 2019 | Agriculture

Germany has pledged to provide seed and fertiliser for the current cropping season in an effort to support Namibia in mitigating the impacts of the...

Drought hits Mangetti farmers hard

1 month - 23 December 2019 | Agriculture

It has been a tough year for cattle farmers in the Mangetti area, who have lost hundreds of cattle to drought. According to Tomas...

Agriculture

Elite stranglehold on land

1 month - 18 December 2019 | Agriculture

The ancestral land commission has revealed that 6 000 whites own 70% of the country's commercial land, while 97.4% of black people only have access...

Agribank laments 'difficult year'

1 month - 18 December 2019 | Agriculture

Namibia must invest more in climate resilience and create water networks across the country to minimise the impacts of droughts. This is according to Agribank...

Drought knocks Operation Werengendje

1 month - 17 December 2019 | Agriculture

Over N$600 000 that was invested in the much-praised Operation Werengendje agriculture project went to waste during the 2018/19 because of the drought.Kavango East governor...

Youth dispute farm allocations

1 month - 16 December 2019 | Agriculture

Applicants for the resettlement allocation of hunting farm Bonna No 230, about 150 kilometres outside Windhoek, have lodged a dispute over the allocation and have...

Spotlight on feedlot conditions

1 month - 12 December 2019 | Agriculture

Public criticism of the lack of shade at a cattle feedlot south of Windhoek has put the spotlight on animal welfare and the impact of...

Drought impacts Agra

1 month - 11 December 2019 | Agriculture

A relative stagnant gross profit, paired with increasing costs, resulted in total comprehensive income for the Agra group decreasing to N$24.4 million for the 2018/19...

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