Agriculture

New Meatco CEO emphasises quantity, quality

27 minutes ago | Agriculture

New Meatco CEO Mushokobanji Mwilima has stressed that with the continued drought, the quantity and quality of livestock at abattoirs has to remain competitive, otherwise it will have a negative impact on Meatco and the...

Dairy industry seeks solutions

27 minutes ago | Agriculture

Dairy stakeholders recently met with agriculture minister Alpheus !Naruseb to discuss possible solutions to save the industry. During the meeting, that took place on 20 February, roleplayers expressed the urgent need for government intervention. ...

Oshakati abattoir grinds to a halt

5 days ago - 21 February 2020 | Agriculture

KIAT Investment, which was awarded a tender to operate the Oshakati abattoir, is unable to start slaughtering because it cannot afford to pay the electricity bill.The abattoir was supposed to provide a market for farmers...

Namibian beef leaves for USA

6 days ago - 20 February 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT Meatco reached another major milestone yesterday when it sent its first commercial consignment of beef to the United States of America, making Namibia the first African country to export...

N$165 million for 13 farms

6 days ago - 20 February 2020 | Agriculture

The lands ministry spent N$165 million on the acquisition of 13 farms measuring 76 272 hectares to resettle landless Namibians during the 2017/18 financial year. This averages N$12.6 million per farm. The farms benefited 23...

Challenges in agri sector can be overcome

6 days ago - 20 February 2020 | Agriculture

Agriculture minister Alpheus !Naruseb said the challenges facing the agriculture sector can be overcome with commitment, dedication and a conscious approach. Addressing ministry staff and...

Unions reveal desperate drought conditions

1 week ago - 19 February 2020 | Agriculture

The Namibia Agriculture Union (NAU) and the Namibia Emerging Commercial Farmers' Union (NECFU) held a meeting with agriculture minister Alpheus !Naruseb to discuss the ongoing...

Namibia eyes N$16m GEF funding

1 week ago - 19 February 2020 | Agriculture

In an effort to address climate change in Namibia, a meeting was held last week to discuss a proposal that has to be submitted to...

Meatco gets 87% of Norway beef quota

1 week ago - 13 February 2020 | Agriculture

Meatco has stressed the importance of the Norwegian beef export quota after being allocated 87.5% of the 1 600-tonne quota for this year. A quota...

Water flow resumes to Hardap irrigation scheme

1 week ago - 12 February 2020 | Agriculture

Ellanie SmitWater supply to the Hardap irrigation scheme from the Hardap Dam resumed this morning at 05:00. The supply has been guaranteed for the next...

Ravenous armyworms wreak havoc

2 weeks ago - 12 February 2020 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER Agronomic pests are among the most detrimental hindrances to crop farmers and can result in significant losses.“Although pest damage...

Pay up, Nujoma tells farmers

2 weeks ago - 10 February 2020 | Agriculture

Otjiwarongo - The minister of lands and resettlement, Utoni Nujoma, has warned resettled farmers not paying lease fees to government that they could hamper the...

Agriculture

Ongandjera palace opens mahangu

3 weeks ago - 04 February 2020 | Agriculture

The Ongandjera palace at Uukwandongo has opened its mahangu stores in an effort to supplement government's drought-relief programme, which according to Queen Andreheid Mupiya is...

Commercial farming in crisis

4 weeks ago - 29 January 2020 | Agriculture

Crushing debt, stripped-down livestock numbers and limited support to help Namibian farmers weather the crippling seven-year drought has plunged commercial farming into a crisis.“The majority...

Venaani makes rainwater plea

4 weeks ago - 27 January 2020 | Agriculture

The leader of the official opposition Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) McHenry Venaani has called on people in the north to make use of rainwater to...

Katima abattoir to start with...

1 month - 22 January 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT The Katima Mulilo export abattoir is expected to commence with test slaughtering by the end of February, if repairs...

Tough road ahead

1 month - 22 January 2020 | Agriculture

The disastrous drought in Namibia over the past seven years has forced livestock producers to significantly reduce their herds. They are now faced with cash...

No new timber may be...

1 month - 15 January 2020 | Agriculture

In an update on the timber operations in the Kavango West, Kavango East and Zambezi regions, the forestry ministry has emphasised that no new timber...

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