Agriculture

Agricultural season hinges on good February rain

2 days ago - 20 January 2022 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe delayed onset of substantial rains and build-up of below-normal soil moisture in many areas in Southern Africa led to very poor conditions for planting and early crop or pasture development.The Southern Africa Seasonal...

Crop information sessions

2 days ago - 20 January 2022 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKThe Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) is inviting all producers and traders of agronomic and horticultural products and all relevant stakeholders to consultative information session on the newly drafted crop-specific marketing and quality control standards...

Urban gardening is helping to fight hunger

2 days ago - 20 January 2022 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKAuguste Kankondi is an emerging urban farmer in Goreangab in Windhoek, which is one of the communities severely affected by poverty and food insecurity.But as a result of Kankondi’s experience on the Build Back...

Karuaihe takes office as Agribank CEO

1 week ago - 13 January 2022 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKRaphael Karuaihe officially assumed duty as Agribank’s new CEO this week. This follows his appointment in October last year.Prior to his appointment, Karuaihe worked as the head of commodities at...

Things to consider when buying seed

1 week ago - 13 January 2022 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKSeeds are an essential input resource that farmers must procure to successfully grow crops.Agribank’s technical advisor for crops and poultry, Hanks Saisai says that when one is to buy seeds, there are key considerations...

Selection is key to optimal livestock performance

1 week ago - 13 January 2022 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKEvery livestock farmer should strive for optimal productivity while keeping the cost of production in check.Technical advisor for livestock and rangeland management, Erastus Ngaruka,...

Conservation and sustainable bush-thinning

1 week ago - 13 January 2022 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKThe Okonjima Nature Reserve in Otjozondjupa Region has been practising bush thinning for conservation and tourism and has perfected its process for maximum results...

Third brown locust outbreak reported in Karasburg area

1 week ago - 12 January 2022 | Agriculture

NAMPAKEETMANSHOOPThe ministry of agriculture is fighting a third outbreak of brown locusts in the Karasburg district of the ||Karas Region.The ministry said in a statement...

Sell your livestock, drought-hit farmers told

1 week ago - 10 January 2022 | Agriculture

TUYEIMO HAIDULAOSHAKATINorthern communal farmers have been urged not to hold on to their livestock, in case of another drought year.The farmers have been advised to...

Locust infestation in Karas

1 week ago - 10 January 2022 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKAbout 80 000 hectares of farmland in the Ariamsvlei area has been sprayed to fight off another brown locust outbreak in the Karas Region.According...

Things to consider when buying seed

1 month - 23 December 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKSeeds are an essential input resource that farmers must procure to successfully grow crops.Agribank’s technical advisor for crops and poultry, Hanks Saisai says that...

Selection is key to optimal livestock performance

1 month - 23 December 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKEvery livestock farmer should strive for optimal productivity while keeping the cost of production in check.Technical advisor for livestock and rangeland management, Erastus Ngaruka,...

Agriculture

Hunger continues to rise in...

1 month - 23 December 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKA new, interactive digital report shows that the number of hungry people in Africa continues to rise, spurred by conflict, climate change and economic...

Pork scheme increases production by...

1 month - 20 December 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKA 57% increase in pork production has been observed since the introduction of the Pork Market Share Promotion Scheme (PMSPS),...

Climate change leads to food...

1 month - 17 December 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKNamibia has for the past 10 to 15 years continued to experience droughts and floods, which have led to a significant reduction in food...

Pork scheme increases production by...

1 month - 17 December 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA 57% increase in pork production has been observed since the introduction of the Pork Market Share Promotion Scheme, (PMSPS) was implemented in 2012.The...

Sheep Value Chain Study: Results...

1 month - 16 December 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe first findings of a study which investigated alternative markets for Namibian sheep have been released.The Sheep Value Chain Study was conducted earlier this...

Understanding urea supplementation

1 month - 16 December 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKIt is very important to feed the correct amount of urea to animals and to provide or mix urea-containing lick supplements according to instructions.Moreover,...

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