Agriculture

Farmers learn at Helmeringhausen

2 days ago - 24 May 2017 | Agriculture

The Helmeringhausen Farmers Association last week hosted a Winter School that was attended by more than 100 people. The theme for this year is “How do I start again after the drought?” The president of...

Governors applaud food production facility

2 days ago - 24 May 2017 | Agriculture

Special Advisor to the Governor of Kunene, Katuutire Kaura, has praised the Divundu Correctional Facility for producing and distributing 4 000 bags of wheat to other regions.The wheat, which was produced by inmates, has been...

Mega olive harvest expected

3 days ago - 23 May 2017 | Agriculture

NAMPA A bumper harvest from the olive plantation at the Seal Processing Factory in Henties Bay is expected this month.Manager Gys Cilliers told Nampa that the plantation’s second harvest since...

Mutorwa backs Rukoro suspension

1 week ago - 18 May 2017 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT Agriculture minister John Mutorwa says the suspension of the Meatco CEO Vekuii Rukoro was not a political witch-hunt, claiming the Meatco board was right in taking action last week.Rukoro was placed on administrative...

Namibian weaners in demand in SA

1 week ago - 17 May 2017 | Agriculture

The demand for Namibian weaners by South Africa grew substantially during the first quarter of the year. The market for Namibian weaners in that country almost dropped to zero following the introduction of draconian...

Meatco suspends Rukoro

2 weeks ago - 12 May 2017 | Agriculture

The Meatco board has placed the cooperative's CEO, Vekuii Rukoro, on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.Board chair Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun confirmed to Namibian Sun yesterday...

Swakara sold out

2 weeks ago - 10 May 2017 | Agriculture

Swakara once again made its mark at the international pelt auction in Copenhagen, Denmark in April where it completely sold out. An average price of...

Beef on a steady recovery

3 weeks ago - 03 May 2017 | Agriculture

The cattle industry seems to be slowly recovering from the prolonged drought that the country faced over the past years, with slaughtering numbers and producer...

Rabies increases

3 weeks ago - 03 May 2017 | Agriculture

The occurrence of rabies among Kudus is on the increase, especially east of Windhoek. A renewed call has been made upon farmers and hunting...

Meatco urges speedy delivery

3 weeks ago - 03 May 2017 | Agriculture

Meatco has urged producers, especially those living in the Windhoek area, to ensure that delivery trucks arrive at the abattoir early due to the wintertime...

Green Scheme project praised

4 weeks ago - 28 April 2017 | Agriculture

Vice-president Nickey Iyambo described his six-day visit to the Kavango West and East regions as a resounding success.Iyambo, accompanied by the minister of agriculture, water...

New abattoir operators identified

4 weeks ago - 27 April 2017 | Agriculture

Two local companies have been identified to run the government-owned abattoirs at Oshakati and Katima Mulilo.Without identifying the companies, agriculture minister John Mutorwa said: “The...

Agriculture

Tomato factory essential

4 weeks ago - 26 April 2017 | Agriculture

Vice-President Nickey Iyambo has called on the agriculture ministry to construct a tomato processing factory at Rundu in the Kavango East Region.Iyambo made the call...

Production bolstered

1 month - 25 April 2017 | Agriculture

The food-production programme Operation Werengendje is in its second stage, Kavango East governor Samuel Mbambo said on Friday.Mbambo was briefing vice-president Dr Nickey Iyambo on...

Pohamba a pula eyambidhidho lyaanafaalama...

1 month - 25 April 2017 | Agriculture

Pethimbo lyoshituthipito shaailongi miiputudhilo yaUnam monooli yoshilongo, omupresidende nale Hifikepunye Pohamba okwa popi kombinga yompumbwe yomayambidhidho gaanafaalama aashona monooli.Omuleli nale oshowo chancellor ...

Pohamba says plant local, buy...

1 month - 24 April 2017 | Agriculture

The chancellor of the University of Namibia (Unam) and former president, Hifikepunye Pohamba has called on Namibians to put more effort in producing and buying...

Pohamba boosts small-scale farmers

1 month - 24 April 2017 | Agriculture

Former president and the outgoing chancellor of the University of Namibia (Unam) Hifikepunye Pohamba, urged local institutions to support local producers.Pohamba, who also announced that...

No vaccine against lumpy skin

1 month - 19 April 2017 | Agriculture

An outbreak of lumpy skin disease is spreading among cattle in the north because no vaccines are available.The president of the Namibia National Farmers Union...

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