Agriculture

Nghaamwa warns farmers

20 hours ago | Agriculture

Ohangwena governor Usko Nghaamwa has expressed concern over Namibian farmers who illegally graze their cattle in Angola, saying they were disrespecting the laws of the neighbouring country.Nghaamwa, who also farms in Angola, was speaking during...

N$650 000 for garden project

1 day - 13 December 2017 | Agriculture

NAMPAFarmers and community members from Hukus in the Aminuis area of the Omaheke Region on Thursday received a donation of N$650 000 for the development of a community garden from Erongo Marine Enterprises and the...

Farmers face phosphate shortage

1 day - 13 December 2017 | Agriculture

Namibia will experience a shortage of phosphate products used as supplements for animal feed while the South African producer of phosphate and phosphoric acid is refusing to supply to customers not willing to pay the...

Bumper devil's claw harvest

1 day - 13 December 2017 | Agriculture

Conservancies in the Otjozondjupa Region had a bumper devil's claw harvest this year, resulting in a hefty income for the conservancy and its members. According to a statement issued by the Nyae Nyae and N#a...

Festive season puts pressure on poultry producers

2 days ago - 12 December 2017 | Agriculture

Namib Poultry Industries is pulling out all the stops to ensure that Namibians can eat chicken over the festive season, despite the constraints and challenges faced by the industry due to the ban on imports...

Produce or leave

6 days ago - 08 December 2017 | Agriculture

The agriculture ministry has warned unproductive resettled farmers that their land could be transferred to those that will produce.The government has taken action to improve...

Agribank gives more time for loan repayments

1 week ago - 06 December 2017 | Agriculture

NAMPAThe Agricultural Bank of Namibia has adopted new credit evaluation norms and now offers longer grace periods for loan repayments, effective 1 December 2017.According to...

Croplands measured on new map

1 week ago - 06 December 2017 | Agriculture

A new interactive map which details croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, has been released. It is expected to assist in ensuring global food...

The secret to enhancing crop yield

2 weeks ago - 29 November 2017 | Agriculture

Farmers are notoriously eager to fertilise their soil well and when plants do nto grow to full capacity, often blame lack of water or high...

Working the fields

3 weeks ago - 22 November 2017 | Agriculture

The season for planting has officially arrived and farmers should be busy preparing the land for cultivation and planting.Establishing a crop means that seeds or...

Rain brings challenges for farmers

3 weeks ago - 22 November 2017 | Agriculture

While rain is always a welcome delight for both livestock and crop farmers, it also comes with challenges for farmers as the fresh fodder can...

Omusati addresses food security

4 weeks ago - 16 November 2017 | Agriculture

Following the success of the 'Operation Tulongeni 2017', inhabitants of the Omusati Region have overwhelmingly donated towards region's food bank.The regional food bank is aimed...

Agriculture

Orchards doing blooming well

4 weeks ago - 15 November 2017 | Agriculture

The agriculture ministry is satisfied with the progress made by its tree-planting project that was launched in 2003 and has created hundreds of jobs.The project's...

Etunda turns to groundnuts

1 month - 14 November 2017 | Agriculture

Fear of a repetition of last summer's loss of 90 hectares of maize to the armyworm infestation, the green scheme at Etunda will not plant...

Resettled farmers contribute to food...

1 month - 09 November 2017 | Agriculture

Resettled farmers can contribute to food security at national, regional and international level.According to deputy lands minister Priscilla Boois, rising food costs have dire consequences...

Drought assistance to resettled farmers

1 month - 08 November 2017 | Agriculture

An initiative to support commercial farmers in the drought stricken south has now spread to include resettled and communal farmers. An initiative was launched whereby...

Swakara celebrates 110 years

1 month - 08 November 2017 | Agriculture

The Swakara industry last week celebrated their 110th anniversary in Keetmanshoop. The annual general meeting, which was also attended by representatives from Copenhagen Fur and...

Livestock abortions worsen

1 month - 02 November 2017 | Agriculture

The Namibian Agricultural Union (NAU) has issued an urgent notice to livestock producers requesting information regarding the high incidences of abortions in livestock in the...

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