Agriculture

Pig farming holds great potential

21 hours ago | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKPig farming presents an opportunity with great potential when looking for new business ventures in the agriculture sector.Agribank’s technical advisor for crops and poultry, Hanks Saisai, said according to the...

Make use of rains through harvesting

21 hours ago | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKFarmers should take advantage of the good rains and make optimal use of it by reducing excessive run-offs through harvesting rainwater.This according...

Late Norval hailed for integrity

2 days ago - 18 January 2021 | Agriculture

OGONE TLHAGE WINDHOEKThe late deputy chairperson of the Meat Board of Namibia, Archie Norval, has been hailed for his integrity following his death a...

Eking out a living through subsistence farming

2 days ago - 18 January 2021 | Agriculture

Kenya Kambowe KAYIRAIRATo sustain her family of nine, a 51-year-old unemployed woman from Kayiryira village in the Kavango West Region still uses traditional farming methods to plough her field.At the weekend, Victoria...

Poultry imports from 10 European countries banned

2 days ago - 18 January 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKThe importation of live bird species and poultry products into Namibia from at least 10 European countries has been suspended.This announcement comes following an outbreak of the Pathogenic Avian...

Typo exposes Namibia to animal disease

2 days ago - 18 January 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKA typing error in an announcement meant to communicate government’s decision to...

FMD outbreak in Oshana

5 days ago - 15 January 2021 | Agriculture

TUYEIMO HAIDULA OSHAKATI The Windhoek central veterinary laboratory in Windhoek confirmed that two cases of foot and mouth disease (FMD) were...

Govt entities snub AMTA

5 days ago - 15 January 2021 | Agriculture

KENYA KAMBOWERUNDUDespite a 2014 cabinet directive for government offices, ministries and agencies to prioritise the Agro-Marketing and Trading Agency (AMTA) when procuring food produce, little...

Grape season exceeds expectations

1 week ago - 13 January 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKThe 2020/2021 Namibian table grape season started about 10 days later than normal and is ending on a high note...

Phosphate for the green season

1 week ago - 13 January 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTERWINDHOEKDuring the rainy season, all animals are in a fast-growing phase which leads to increased energy metabolism. According to Feedmaster Namibia, the higher energy...

Rain brings more crop pests and diseases

1 week ago - 13 January 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKThe good rainfall across the country have resulted in crop pests and diseases being reported, according to the agriculture ministry.The executive director in the...

Stock brand fees increase

2 weeks ago - 06 January 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKThe Meat Board of Namibia has issued a notice reminding producers that stock fees increase annually on 1 January as...

Agriculture

Agribank envisions further growth in...

2 weeks ago - 06 January 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKAgribank has ensured stakeholders that it will continue to deliver on its mandate by improving and expanding on its service...

Agriculture a strategic sector for...

2 weeks ago - 05 January 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKThanks to good rainfall, agriculture has emerged resilient, registering a positive growth outcome in the second quarter of last year.Agribank...

FMD outbreak in Oshikoto

2 weeks ago - 04 January 2021 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEKAn outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) in the Oshikoto Region was announced...

New face of resettlement

2 weeks ago - 04 January 2021 | Agriculture

JEMIMA BEUKES WINDHOEKThe government has introduced three models under its new resettlement policy and moved away from a one-size-fits-all approach in...

Agricultural financing for youth projects...

2 weeks ago - 04 January 2021 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEKThe youth’s access to finance received another boost with a cooperation agreement between Agribank and the National Youth Service...

Constitution stands in way of...

4 weeks ago - 23 December 2020 | Agriculture

JEMIMA BEUKESWINDHOEKArticle 16 of the Namibian Constitution prohibits government from abolishing the much-criticised willing-buyer, willing-seller policy, dealing a heavy blow to aspirations of the 2018...

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