Agriculture

Agri production drops to 2016 levels

4 days ago - 09 April 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKAgriculture production in Namibia dropped by more than N$1.1 billion last year, closely matching 2016 production levels.Data compiled by the Namibian Agricultural Union (NAU) indicates that at the end of...

Index-based insurance could cushion farming troubles

4 days ago - 09 April 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKAgriculture index-based insurance aims to cushion losses experienced from natural disasters such as droughts by spreading the risks to different stakeholders.Namibia spent...

Poultry industry survives despite challenging 2020

6 days ago - 07 April 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKThe Covid-19 restrictions introduced last year caused egg purchases to fall; however, the sale of chicken performed well due to limited supply of beef, venison and mutton.Despite a challenging...

Former public servant pursues full-time farming

6 days ago - 07 April 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEK Hendrik Motinga quit his job as a labour inspector 10 years ago to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time...

1 389 cattle already imported from Botswana

6 days ago - 07 April 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKNamibia has already imported 1 389 cattle - from a preliminary application of 1 904 - from Botswana for slaughter at local abattoirs.According to the Meat Board of Namibia,...

Prospecting on farms worries NAU

6 days ago - 07 April 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKThe Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) says there has been a...

Farmers still have opportunities for growth

2 weeks ago - 30 March 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKNamibian farmers still have an abundance of opportunities they can exploit to...

Agribank supports poultry producers

2 weeks ago - 30 March 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKAgribank provided financial support to the Poultry Producers Association of Namibia (PPA) to host a one-day annual meeting and information...

Agribusdev ‘targeted’ probe to be finalised soon

2 weeks ago - 30 March 2021 | Agriculture

Kenya Kambowe RUNDUPublic enterprise minister Leon Jooste says the final report on the probe into the affairs of Agribusdev will be...

Land purchases half of Agribank's loans

2 weeks ago - 29 March 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKOutstanding loans for land purchases represented nearly 50% of Agribank's loan book by last year.According to the bank, development finance increased from N$250 million...

Agriculture growth dwindles

2 weeks ago - 25 March 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKDespite decades of public and private investment in agriculture, growth in the...

Rundu rice ready for harvest

2 weeks ago - 25 March 2021 | Agriculture

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDU'You will never know until you try' perfectly depicts the story of a former truck driver, now a pensioner, from Rundu's Sauyemwa location who...

Agriculture

N$160 million for drought relief

2 weeks ago - 24 March 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe government will introduce drought interventions for drought-stricken regions to cover a period of six months estimated to cost N$160.3 million.Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila...

No news on proposed gun...

3 weeks ago - 18 March 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKThe proposed law on firearms and ammunition was passed two years ago, but the amended law is still on ice.According to Kallie Ventske of...

Peanut farmers expect bumper harvest

3 weeks ago - 18 March 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTErWINDHOEKThe country's 15 groundnut producers have planted a total of 1 000 hectares of peanuts since last November.Dawie Kok of the Groundnut Association of...

Farmers want to use idle...

3 weeks ago - 17 March 2021 | Agriculture

ESTER KAMATI OTJIWARONGOFarmers have requested that government allow them to make use of resettlement...

Peanut farmers expect bumper harvest

3 weeks ago - 17 March 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTEDWINDHOEKThe country’s 15 groundnut producers have planted a total of 1 000 hectares of peanuts since November last year.Dawie Kok of the Groundnut Association...

No news on proposed gun...

3 weeks ago - 17 March 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKThe proposed law on firearms and ammunition was passed two years ago, but the amended law is still on ice.According to Kallie Ventske of...

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