Agriculture

Farmers demand Meatco board quit

10 hours ago | Agriculture

The contested Meatco board called a last-minute halt to a Friday meeting, stating that a number proposed resolutions drafted by Meatco members were illegal and not within the scope of the Meatco Act.Late on Thursday...

Zambezi hit by new FMD outbreak

3 days ago - 21 July 2017 | Agriculture

Eighteen months after Namibia was declared free of foot-and-mouth-disease a new outbreak of the disease has been confirmed in the Kabbe South Constituency of the Zambezi Region. This outbreak affects two kraals and approximately...

Make mine medium rare

5 days ago - 19 July 2017 | Agriculture

The rising and steady consumption of beef both locally and internationally is creating more opportunities for the Namibian meat industry. This growth allows for Meatco to continue investing in newly realised markets such as Hong...

AU talks women and farming in Botswana

5 days ago - 19 July 2017 | Agriculture

The coordinator of the AU-Inter Africa Bureau for Animal Resources based at Sebele, Botswana, says the African Union (AU) is committed to empowering women and youth in small stock production.Speaking during a workshop for small...

Land sales stalled

6 days ago - 18 July 2017 | Agriculture

Inadequate budgetary provision for acquisition and limited supply are some of the challenges encountered in restoring land to landless Namibians since the inception of the land reform programme in 1991.Added to this is an uneven...

Land tax review expected

1 week ago - 13 July 2017 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT Farmers are hopeful that a new land tax regime to be proposed to cabinet will finally address...

Land tribunals, expropriation part of talks

1 week ago - 13 July 2017 | Agriculture

Both the loss of ancestral land and partial restitution were acknowledged at the Khomas regional consultative conference held in Windhoek this week. The Ministry...

Hopes for control of bird flu dashed

1 week ago - 13 July 2017 | Agriculture

Namibian borders will remain closed for poultry imports from South Africa for a longer period following the spread of the H5N8 bird flu virus to...

Witvlei Meat threatens to terminate talks with Agribank

1 week ago - 12 July 2017 | Agriculture

Witvlei Meat says it intends to stop all settlement negotiations with Agribank of Namibia if the latter does not comply with a number of agreements...

India's top court suspends ban on trade in cattle...

1 week ago - 12 July 2017 | Agriculture

India's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a government ban on the trade of cattle for slaughter, a boost for the multi-billion dollar beef and leather...

Food commodities to stay subdued

1 week ago - 12 July 2017 | Agriculture

According to the latest 10-year agricultural outlook published recently by the OECD and FAO, global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the...

Own research will sustain agriculture

1 week ago - 12 July 2017 | Agriculture

The expansion of public–private partnerships to develop innovation and research networks, which are critical to the sustainable growth of the agricultural sector, should be considered...

Agriculture

Namib Poultry products safe

1 week ago - 12 July 2017 | Agriculture

Namib Poultry Industries has assured its consumers that its chicken meat produced locally in Namibia is safe for human consumption. This follows the outbreak of...

Value-addition the way to go

2 weeks ago - 05 July 2017 | Agriculture

The growth at home strategy is one of the major challenges the agronomic and meat industry are still faced with as Namibia is still not...

Small sheep exported under scheme

2 weeks ago - 05 July 2017 | Agriculture

Sheep producers who are affected by the drought are reminded that the sheep marketing scheme makes provision that sheep that are “too small or too...

Inside Meatco's tannery

2 weeks ago - 05 July 2017 | Agriculture

The leather industry in Namibia contributes hundreds of millions to the country's economy and a major role player in the industry is Meatco's Okapuka Tannery....

Farmers in NCA empowered

2 weeks ago - 05 July 2017 | Agriculture

A total of 145 363 hectares in the Northern Communal Areas (NCA) have been improved under rangeland management through a project of almost three years....

Harvest king named

2 weeks ago - 05 July 2017 | Agriculture

Gerhard Engelbrecht (photo) of the farm Hoba in die Grootfontein district was selected as harvest King for 2017 with a fantastic 9.7 tonnes per hectare....

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