Agriculture

Geingob promotes local beef in US

22 hours ago | Agriculture

President Hage Geingob last week met with Red Apple Group Chief Executive Officer, John Catsimatidis to promote Namibia's beef export to the United States of America (USA).Geingob informed him that only a small portion of...

Communal farmers should step up

4 days ago - 15 September 2017 | Agriculture

The agriculture minister, John Mutorwa, has asked farmers in communal areas not to produce for status but to contribute to food security in the country.Mutorwa made the call during the just-ended Food Namibia Trade and...

Revised land tax proposed

4 days ago - 15 September 2017 | Agriculture

The Ministry of Land Reform has revised the land tax rates for commercial land in Namibia, with a slight decrease for both Namibian and foreign landowners. Land reform minister Utoni Nujoma tabled the proposed new...

How much is that donkey?

5 days ago - 14 September 2017 | Agriculture

An international organisation that has studied the impact of the donkey skin trade globally warns that donkey slaughterhouses could decimate Namibia's donkey population within three years and further impoverish struggling communities dependent on the animals....

Charcoal's doing great

6 days ago - 13 September 2017 | Agriculture

The Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA) earlier last month held its annual conference with 260 delegates that attended the event near Otjiwarongo. According to the Namibia Agricultural Union, 16 exhibitors from supporting services and industries as...

Meatco listens to producers

6 days ago - 13 September 2017 | Agriculture

Meatco's farmer liaison meetings for communal areas commenced in the Kunene and Otjozondjupa regions last month. According to Meatco, its business environment continues to change...

Mom & daughter rock it

6 days ago - 13 September 2017 | Agriculture

Mother-daughter farming duo Adolphine and Ujama Mushimba inherited a family farming business that they have elevated to such an extent that they were amongst the...

Windhoek plagued by abortions

6 days ago - 13 September 2017 | Agriculture

Large numbers of cattle abortions have recently been reported in the Windhoek district. These reports originate from various farms, with losses ranging from five to...

Major job losses in agri sector

1 week ago - 12 September 2017 | Agriculture

The agricultural sector has lost a massive 89 540 jobs between 2014 and 2016 when the country was suffering consecutive drought years. The sector,...

Poultry industry on bird flu alert

1 week ago - 12 September 2017 | Agriculture

Namibia's contingency plan for an outbreak of bird flu has been updated and more stringent import regulations were implemented last week.According to the Namibia Agricultural...

Bird flu spreads in South Africa

1 week ago - 06 September 2017 | Agriculture

An outbreak of the highly contagious bird flu in South Africa has spread to several provinces over the past two months, causing fear that it...

Livestock consensus stands

1 week ago - 06 September 2017 | Agriculture

Agriculture minister John Mutorwa has called on livestock producers and abattoirs in the south to come to a consensus as the industry attempts to do...

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Feedlots up the quality

1 week ago - 06 September 2017 | Agriculture

Feedlots and the feeding of cattle have both been put to the test during the past few years due to droughts which have reducied herd...

Food Namibia ConfEx focus on...

1 week ago - 06 September 2017 | Agriculture

The first-ever 'Food Namibia ConfEx' under the auspices of Operation Werengedje will bring together stakeholders in government and the agro-food industries this weekend in Rundu....

Donkey abattoir on international agenda...

2 weeks ago - 05 September 2017 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT A delegation from the Donkey Sanctuary UK and the National Council of SPCAs will visit Namibia next week and meet with role players...

Annasruh moving forward

2 weeks ago - 05 September 2017 | Agriculture

Approximately 800 animals were offloaded in the first week at the Annasruh feedlot through the new offloading ramp and sorting station, with the first phase...

Mariental abattoir to close

2 weeks ago - 04 September 2017 | Agriculture

OGONE TLHAGE Tough economic times have led to the planned closure of the Farmers Meat Market Mariental abattoir, the Hartlief-owned...

Landless not surprised by conference...

2 weeks ago - 04 September 2017 | Agriculture

OGONE TLHAGEThe cancellation of the eagerly anticipated land conference did not come as a surprise to the Landless People’s Movement.According to land activist Paul Thomas,...

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