Agriculture

No new timber may be harvested

6 days ago - 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 may be harvested. According to a statement issued...

Oriental fruit flies in Zambezi

6 days ago - 15 January 2020 | Agriculture

Oriental fruit flies have been detected in the Zambezi Region, resulting in strict control measures being implemented on the import of mangoes from Zambia to Namibia. According to a statement issued by the...

Cabinet defied on Amta procurement

1 week ago - 10 January 2020 | Agriculture

Only the military and police are procuring their consumables through the Agro-Marketing and Trading Agency (Amta) as per a 2014 cabinet directive that sought to boost the local agribusiness by requiring all government agencies to...

Dam levels remain low despite good rains

1 week ago - 08 January 2020 | Agriculture

Some inflow over past weekThe latest dam bulletin indicates Namibia’s reservoir levels are at 18.2%, less than half of last season’s 41%.ELLANIE SMIT Despite good rainfall received recently across the country, dam levels of Namibia’s...

88 000 livestock die in a year

2 weeks ago - 07 January 2020 | Agriculture

Over 88 000 livestock deaths have been recorded from October 2018 to September 2019 as a result of the devastating drought in Namibia. Over 56% of the deaths reported were cattle, 31% goats, 12.3% sheep...

Silos run empty

2 weeks ago - 07 January 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT Most government silos stood empty by the end of last November, with stock at only 7.33% of the total holding capacity. The Agricultural...

Household food security worsens

2 weeks ago - 06 January 2020 | Agriculture

Household food security is expected to worsen, particularly in rural areas, according to a drought report released by the ministry of agriculture.This is despite the...

Agribank bites back

4 weeks ago - 24 December 2019 | Agriculture

Agribank says it is disappointed by what it sees as a scathing attack by the ancestral land commission. The commission recently complained to President...

Germany pledges seed and fertiliser

4 weeks ago - 24 December 2019 | Agriculture

Germany has pledged to provide seed and fertiliser for the current cropping season in an effort to support Namibia in mitigating the impacts of the...

Drought hits Mangetti farmers hard

4 weeks ago - 23 December 2019 | Agriculture

It has been a tough year for cattle farmers in the Mangetti area, who have lost hundreds of cattle to drought. According to Tomas...

Throw black farmers a lifeline - Ueitele

1 month - 19 December 2019 | Agriculture

The Ancestral Land Commission has pleaded with the government to throw black farmers a lifeline and support them, just like Germany and apartheid South Africa...

Elite stranglehold on land

1 month - 18 December 2019 | Agriculture

The ancestral land commission has revealed that 6 000 whites own 70% of the country's commercial land, while 97.4% of black people only have access...

Agriculture

Drought knocks Operation Werengendje

1 month - 17 December 2019 | Agriculture

Over N$600 000 that was invested in the much-praised Operation Werengendje agriculture project went to waste during the 2018/19 because of the drought.Kavango East governor...

Youth dispute farm allocations

1 month - 16 December 2019 | Agriculture

Applicants for the resettlement allocation of hunting farm Bonna No 230, about 150 kilometres outside Windhoek, have lodged a dispute over the allocation and have...

Spotlight on feedlot conditions

1 month - 12 December 2019 | Agriculture

Public criticism of the lack of shade at a cattle feedlot south of Windhoek has put the spotlight on animal welfare and the impact of...

Drought impacts Agra

1 month - 11 December 2019 | Agriculture

A relative stagnant gross profit, paired with increasing costs, resulted in total comprehensive income for the Agra group decreasing to N$24.4 million for the 2018/19...

Meatco beats SA parity price

1 month - 11 December 2019 | Agriculture

Despite the prevailing drought, Meatco has paid over N$175 million in total above the South African parity price to local farmers. According to Meatco,...

Praying for rain, not handouts

1 month - 05 December 2019 | Agriculture

A Kavango East pensioner says he is looking forward to a good rainy season in order to work his field, as he wants to stop...

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