Agriculture

SA allays FMD fears

1 day - 16 January 2019 | Agriculture

The foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in South Africa has had a devastating effect on trade, with neighbouring countries like Namibia suspending imports and the in-transit movement of cloven-hoofed animals and their products from the country.However,...

Climate change brings hardship

2 days ago - 15 January 2019 | Agriculture

Environment ministry spokesperson Romeo Muyunda has urged Namibians to be wary of the effects of climate change and not regard them as farfetched and unrealistic, as the country is already being affected.He encouraged farmers to...

What can still be imported from SA

2 days ago - 15 January 2019 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT The agriculture ministry has provided detailed information to importers and the Namibian public on which animals and animal products may be imported following an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in...

Backyard gardens get seeds

2 days ago - 15 January 2019 | Agriculture

The Ondangwa urban constituency in the Oshana Region has donated seeds to some of its residents to establish backyard gardens.Last week about 20 homes and 12 support groups received seeds donated to the constituency by...

Dying orchards disturb SPYL

6 days ago - 11 January 2019 | Agriculture

Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL) secretary Ephraim Nekongo has expressed his disappointment over the agriculture ministry terminating the contracts of about 200 workers at 56 state orchards in the north.Nekongo said after reading a Namibian...

Borders closed due to FMD outbreak in SA

1 week ago - 10 January 2019 | Agriculture

Namibia's borders with South Africa have been closed to all imports and in-transit movements of cloven-hoofed animals and products from the neighbouring country with immediate...

Project in limbo for 40 years

1 week ago - 09 January 2019 | Agriculture

ILENI NANDJATO Decades after a study was conducted by the colonial administration on the eucalyptus trees at Onankali, no commercial...

Planting delayed

1 week ago - 09 January 2019 | Agriculture

RONELLE RADEMEYERFarmers in the Maize Triangle of Otavi, Grootfontein and Tsumeb have commenced planting after the area received copious rainfall of between 50 en 60...

Iikunino yepangelo itayi silwa oshipwuyu

1 week ago - 08 January 2019 | Agriculture

ILENI NANDJATOEkutho miilonga ndyoka kuya pehulilo lyomvula ya piti olya etitha iikunino kayi silwe we oshipwiyu niiyimati yi kale owala tayi likolwa ko kaakwashigwana.Omvula yimwe...

State orchards left to die

1 week ago - 07 January 2019 | Agriculture

The ministry of agriculture, water and forestry has terminated the contracts of about 200 workers at 56 state orchards in the north. The dismissals...

Mahangu piles up as govt refuses to buy

1 week ago - 07 January 2019 | Agriculture

An award-winning mahangu producer in the Ohangwena Region says he will not cultivate mahangu this year as he still has 900 kg, or 1 800...

Omayovi ye li ompinge noondya dha tulwa oGMO

1 week ago - 04 January 2019 | Agriculture

Konyala omashainokaha ge li po 9 500 oga gongelwa okuza moshigwana tashi pula opo ku indikwe elanditho lyiilandomwa yogenetically modified organisms (GMO).Omashainokahangoka oga shainwa ...

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GMO kashi shi oshinima oshipe...

2 weeks ago - 28 December 2018 | Agriculture

Ehangano lyoBokomo Namibia olimwe lyomomahangano gotango moshilongo okuninga omaindilo guuthemba kohi yOmpango tayi ithanwa Biosafety yomomvula yo 2006, opo li vule okweeta moshilongo epungu...

GMOs nothing new - Bokomo

3 weeks ago - 27 December 2018 | Agriculture

Bokomo Namibia is one of the first companies in Namibia to apply for a permit under the Biosafety Act of 2006, in order to import...

Ploughing in full swing

3 weeks ago - 27 December 2018 | Agriculture

Following the good rains experienced in Kavango East during recent weeks, some farmers have already started preparing their mahangu fields.Namibian Sun spotted some of the...

Concerns raised over rangeland management

4 weeks ago - 19 December 2018 | Agriculture

Namibia's rangelands continue to become less productive, less profitable and riskier over time.This is according to a presentation by Colin Nott, the coordinator of the...

Govt acquires Neckartal farmland

4 weeks ago - 19 December 2018 | Agriculture

The government has bought land around the Neckartal Dam that will be used for irrigation farming. Agriculture ministry spokesperson Jona Musheko says purchase agreements for...

Planning for El Niño

4 weeks ago - 19 December 2018 | Agriculture

The potential impact of the looming El Niño on Namibia and the rest of the SADC region took centre stage at a regional disaster preparedness...

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