Agriculture

Meatco to restart slaughtering

1 day - 03 April 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Meatco will restart slaughtering activities at its factory next week following a declaration that the agriculture value chain is an essential service. The company announced this week that it had put all...

Farmers keen on AALS

3 days ago - 01 April 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK There has been a marked interest from farmers, particularly from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, regarding the Affirmative Action Loan Scheme (AALS).Agribank's manager for marketing and communication, Rino Muranda, said the scheme was established...

Agriculture battles coronavirus

3 days ago - 01 April 2020 | Agriculture

STAFF REPORTER WINDHOEK While the agriculture ministry has gathered all stakeholders to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on the livestock sector, the industrialisation ministry has requested an emergency plan from the business sector to...

Meatco halts slaughtering

4 days ago - 31 March 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WindhoekMeatco has put on hold all slaughtering until 20 April when staff will report back for duty.Meatco spokesperson Rosa Hamukuaja-Thobias told Namibian Sun that it is unclear at this stage what impact the...

Agri essential services identified

5 days ago - 30 March 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMITWINDHOEKA list of 19 specific services has been submitted by the agriculture ministry for classification as essential services, including auctions, abattoirs and feed.Charcoal production has not been accepted as an essential service, which means...

Pests threaten harvests

1 week ago - 25 March 2020 | Agriculture

ILENI NANDJATOOSHAKATIDespite having received good rains, farmers are worried about their harvests because of outbreaks of pests and plant diseases in some parts of the...

Agri development grows since 1990

1 week ago - 25 March 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WindhoekNamibia is currently able to export its beef to 22 countries, while the value of meat and livestock products from export abattoirs in...

Agri industry welcomes Calle

1 week ago - 24 March 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT WINDHOEK Stakeholders in the agriculture sector have applauded the appointment of Calle Schlettwein as the new minister of agriculture, water and land...

Agronomy Board takes over Amta

2 weeks ago - 18 March 2020 | Agriculture

The Namibian Agronomy Board (NAB) says it had to take over the operations of the Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency (Amta) because the agency's poor performance...

Neckartal irrigation land still in private hands

2 weeks ago - 18 March 2020 | Agriculture

Although the government has agreed on a price for the land that will serve as the Neckartal irrigation scheme, it has not yet taken ownership...

Biomass industry gears up for fair

2 weeks ago - 18 March 2020 | Agriculture

Preparations have kicked off for Namibia's biggest biomass event of the year, with Standard Bank committing as the main sponsor. The Standard Bank Biomass Fair...

Rabies prevention urged

2 weeks ago - 18 March 2020 | Agriculture

Namibia is one of the few countries where both types of rabies occur and therefore the agriculture ministry has urged the public to take the...

Agriculture

Drought fuels cattle marketing spike

3 weeks ago - 12 March 2020 | Agriculture

An overall increase of 4.78% was recorded in total marketed cattle last year in comparison to 2018, while live exports declined with nearly 10%. ...

Food assistance needed

3 weeks ago - 11 March 2020 | Agriculture

The effects of inadequate rainfall on agricultural production resulted in two countries, Namibia and Tanzania, being added to the Food and Agricultural Organisation's (FAO) list...

Erongo beneficiaries receive goats

3 weeks ago - 11 March 2020 | Agriculture

Goats were handed over to 20 beneficiaries in the Erongo Region by the agriculture ministry through the Small Stock Development and Distribution to Communal Areas...

Omaheke gets land-use plan

3 weeks ago - 10 March 2020 | Agriculture

Omaheke has become the sixth region in the country with an integrated regional land-use plan (IRLUP). Land reform minister Utoni Nujoma handed over...

15 boreholes installed in Okongo...

3 weeks ago - 09 March 2020 | Agriculture

Fifteen boreholes have been installed in the Ohangwena Region's Okongo Constituency under the Drought Relief Programme for the 2019/20 financial year. This was announced by...

First auction held at Talismanus...

3 weeks ago - 09 March 2020 | Agriculture

The newly constructed Talismanus livestock marketing auction kraal, with the capacity to hold 1 500 livestock, was officially inaugurated on Thursday. The kraal aims to...

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