Agriculture

Agri ministry offers 400 seasonal jobs

12 hours ago | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe agriculture ministry is looking to recruit about 400 seasonal workers for seed production activities during the 2022/2023 financial year at the Omahene Crop Research Station.According to the ministry, 60 people are needed for...

Live sheep exports back on the table

12 hours ago | Agriculture

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEKA Namibian company’s plans to ship thousands of sheep via Namibia from South Africa to the Middle East continues to draw strong opposition globally and locally.Enviro-Leap consultant’s draft scoping report compiled on behalf of...

agri monitor is trots geborg deur

3 days ago - 17 September 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKIt is important to know the basic form and structure of plants to understand how plants grow and produce seeds and fruits.The technical advisor for Agribank’s Agri Advisory Services Division, Hanks Saisai, says a...

Weaner production can ruin beef value chain

3 days ago - 17 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAlthough good prices are currently paid for weaners, should the trend continue, Namibian producers will eventually lose an important value chain where value-added beef can be sold in profitable niche export markets.In a media...

USA Trade Hub presents Meatco with trophy

4 days ago - 16 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKMeatco was officially awarded with the Exporter of the Year to USA Trophy during a ceremony held last week.The Southern Africa Trade and Investment Hub, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID),...

Livestock production prices on the rise

4 days ago - 16 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe cost of producing livestock has been on the rise, resulting in producers paying more for inputs.According to the Namibian Agriculture Union (NAU), livestock...

Farmers respond positively to agri advisory training

4 days ago - 16 September 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKFarmers in Omaheke and Otjozondjupa regions responded positively to Agribank’s practical training and lecture sessions.As farmers prepare for the upcoming rainy season, Agribank conducted...

NAU awaits proposed fire regulations

4 days ago - 16 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe Namibian Agricultural Union (NAU) is hopeful that a new draft Forest Act and Regulations will be approved by the Cabinet soon.It includes draft...

Meatco ships NCA beef to West Africa

4 days ago - 16 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKMeatco recently sent a first consignment of beef from the Northern Communal Areas (NCA) to the West African market.The company says it is optimistic...

Youth can benefit from agri programmes

5 days ago - 15 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe youth can benefit through several programmes of the agriculture ministry, which have already assisted thousands of farmers countrywide.Agriculture public relations officer Jona Musheko...

Serotype-O FMD detected in Zambezi

5 days ago - 15 September 2021 | Agriculture

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUAt least 5 000 cattle in the Zambezi Region are reported to have contracted the serotype-O strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which had never...

Agribank geared to assist women, youth

1 week ago - 13 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKAgribank disbursed loans to the value of N$43 million towards women, while...

Agriculture

NAB strengthens border control inspections

1 week ago - 09 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKDuring the 2020/2021 financial year, the border control inspectorate of the Namibia Agronomic Board (NAB) recorded a total of 3...

Crops can help agriculture recover...

1 week ago - 09 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The crop sector has the potential to support the recovery of...

Cabinet paper lists benefits of...

2 weeks ago - 03 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKAs the legal battle regarding the removal of the red line...

Veld fire data mapped

2 weeks ago - 02 September 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKThe Namibia Agriculture Union (NAU) has engaged the services of a mapping expert to gather an oversight on the countrywide situation of veld fires...

The basics of plant poisoning

2 weeks ago - 02 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKFarmers are advised to familiarise themselves with their rangeland, develop an inventory of local valuable plants and poisonous plants.A significant number of livestock deaths...

Record keeping is vital in...

2 weeks ago - 02 September 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKRecord keeping in crop production helps farmers to keep track of their production performance.According to Hanks Saisai, Agribank’s technical advisor for crops and poultry,...

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