Agriculture

Govt spends N$2.3bn to buy 558 farms

18 hours ago | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe government has spent N$2.3 billion on the acquisition of 558 farms measuring 3.4 million hectares to resettle landless Namibians to date.The government started the land reform programme in 1990 with the aim of...

Adapting to regenerative agriculture

1 day - 30 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK The Namibia Agricultural Industry Committee (NAIC) recently held its first meeting, at which regenerative agriculture in Namibia was discussed.The meeting was attended by representatives from the three farmers’ unions,...

Kick-starting the biochar value chain

1 day - 30 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKBiochar can hold major benefits for Namibian farmers such as enhancing the quality of soil in agricultural systems and providing feed to...

Locusts cut path of destruction

3 days ago - 28 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK A total of 4 002 square kilometres of land in the Zambezi Region has been invaded by red locusts, with 500 hectares of grazing land destroyed so far. ...

Meat industry players meet

1 week ago - 23 September 2020 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKThe Meatco board last week paid a courtesy visit to the Meat Board of Namibia to discuss how to address crucial matters hampering the meat industry.During the meeting, Meatco board chairperson Johnnie Hamman announced...

Meatco works towards inclusivity

1 week ago - 23 September 2020 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKMeatco hosted a stakeholder engagement meeting with mainly weekend farmers and members of the Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmers Union (NECFU) last week.These farmers are...

Know your summer vegetables

2 weeks ago - 16 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKSummer is approaching fast, and this is an opportune time for farmers to get ready to cultivate vegetables. Agribank's technical advisor for...

Keep your chickens healthy

2 weeks ago - 16 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKPoultry farmers are advised to prevent the spread of diseases on their farms in order to ensure a sustainable income stream.This is according to...

Ministry shuns shipping plan

2 weeks ago - 15 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThe agriculture ministry has distanced itself from a proposed plan that would have seen thousands of livestock being shipped to the Middle East...

Agribank rolls out production stimulus loans

2 weeks ago - 14 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKClients will soon be able to apply for production loans at Agribank as part of its coronavirus relief stimulus package. It announced the...

Storm erupts over plan to ship live animals

3 weeks ago - 09 September 2020 | Agriculture

JANA-MARI SMITHWINDHOEK Nearly 1 000 people have signed a petition demanding a stop to a proposed plan that will see about 125 000...

Meat sector wants to increase contribution to GDP

3 weeks ago - 09 September 2020 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKThe Meat Board of Namibia delivered a presentation at the first virtual agricultural conference in Namibia last week dealing with the environment, challenges and...

Agriculture

Agriculture 'paradigm shift' needed

3 weeks ago - 04 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibia must ensure it is shockproof against the coronavirus pandemic, global warming, as well as other forces that can negatively affect the performance of...

Agri sector 'must be modernised'

4 weeks ago - 03 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAgriculture must be urgently transformed and modernised so that it can serve as the bedrock of the country's economic recovery efforts.Agriculture minister Calle Schlettwein...

Meat Board stripped of poultry...

4 weeks ago - 03 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK The Namibian Competition Commission (NaCC) has found that the Meat Board of Namibia is unable to justify the way poultry import...

Restocking of silos under way

4 weeks ago - 03 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEK Household food security in Namibia has improved considerably thanks to a significant improvement in agricultural production this year. Meanwhile, the...

Bumper cereal harvest

4 weeks ago - 02 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKRevised crop estimates for the 2019/2020 season indicate a considerable improvement in the country's cereal production. After favourable conditions experienced during the 2019/2020 cropping...

Grazing improves across most of...

4 weeks ago - 02 September 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKGrazing and water supply have improved significantly in most parts of the country after good rainfall in the 2019/2020 season.In most regions, grazing...

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