Agriculture

116 suspected anthrax cases in people

2 days ago - 16 October 2019 | Agriculture

More than 1 800 animals have died due to suspected anthrax outbreaks, while 116 cases were reported in humans in the Kunene and the Zambezi regions. A total of 104 suspected human infections have been...

Omiti dha felefala dha etitha e yo moshipala lyotuntila

3 days ago - 15 October 2019 | Agriculture

Nonando ongaaka uuministeli wuunamapya inawu zimina nenge wu tinde kutya oshikonga shoka osha yiwa moshipala shili komiti dhoka kwa hololwa dha felefala.Uuministeli owa zimine kutya oshikonga shoka otashi ka ningwa owala momahala ngoka ga talika...

Expired meds limit campaign

4 days ago - 14 October 2019 | Agriculture

Only some cattle in the northern communal areas will benefit from this year's free lung sickness vaccination.The agriculture ministry would neither confirm nor deny that the campaign has been hamstrung by expired vaccines.It did confirm,...

Farming is a dying sector

1 week ago - 11 October 2019 | Agriculture

Namibian farmers should diversify their income away from livestock and crop farming and enter new sectors.This is the view of Vehaka Tjimune, the senior policy advisor at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).He was...

Oshakati abattoir back in business

1 week ago - 11 October 2019 | Agriculture

The Oshakati abattoir, which was expected to provide relief to farmers in the northern communal areas (NCAs), has reopened but the quality of meat from local livestock is below the standard.Sikunawa Tshiponga Negumbo, one of...

SA 'steals' agri jobs

1 week ago - 10 October 2019 | Agriculture

Agriculture minister Alpheus !Naruseb says exporting live animals to South Africa is not a viable platform of trade in the long run, as job opportunities...

Teen shows judging skill

1 week ago - 09 October 2019 | Agriculture

A 17-year-old learner from Gobabis Gymnasium, Leonise Human, surprised judges in the Bank Windhoek Feedmaster National Cattle Judging Competition when she scored 98% in the...

NDF a ndopa muunafaalama

1 week ago - 09 October 2019 | Agriculture

Sho oNamibia Defence Force (NDF) ta nyengwa okupalutha aakwiita ye, oshitopolwa shevi shoka ya mono pOndama yaLushandja Dam moshitopolwa shaMUsati uule woomvula heyali dha piti...

NDF fails at farming

1 week ago - 08 October 2019 | Agriculture

With the Namibia Defence Force (NDF) struggling to feed its soldiers, land acquired for small-scale farming at the Olushandja Dam in the Omusati Region seven...

Chinese queue up for Nam beef

1 week ago - 08 October 2019 | Agriculture

Meatco has produced nearly 2 000 tonnes of Namibian beef for the Chinese market. This follows the first consignment of 21 tonnes that was sent...

Musese farmer loses N$12m in elephants crop damage

2 weeks ago - 03 October 2019 | Agriculture

Tulio Parreira, who has been running the Musese Green Scheme for the past 24 years, says he has incurred financial losses of about N$12 million...

Climate-smart agriculture to ensure food security

2 weeks ago - 03 October 2019 | Agriculture

Namibians owe it to the 70% of the population that depends directly or indirectly on agriculture in terms of food, income and livelihoods to ensure...

Agriculture

Elephants terrorise irrigation farm

3 weeks ago - 26 September 2019 | Agriculture

A herd of about 70 elephants invaded the Musese green scheme farm in Kavango West and destroyed an estimated 35 tonnes of wheat.According to farm...

Fodder project falls apart

3 weeks ago - 25 September 2019 | Agriculture

A cardboard-based fodder research project at Oshikuku, which could have revolutionised the farm feed industry in Namibia, is facing closure.Eighteen goats linked to the project...

Broiler protection under spotlight

3 weeks ago - 25 September 2019 | Agriculture

A public consultation session was recently held in Windhoek to discuss the statutory protection of the Namibian poultry industry. It was arranged by the trade...

Govt reviews poultry industry protection

1 month - 16 September 2019 | Agriculture

A public consultation on the statutory protection of the broiler chicken industry was held in Windhoek on Friday, driven by the ministry of trade. The...

Counting the cost of hunger

1 month - 13 September 2019 | Agriculture

Namibia's current nutrition profile threatens the future of the country, seeing that about a quarter of children are stunted.This is according to economic planning minister...

Buffalo still on the cards...

1 month - 13 September 2019 | Agriculture

A fresh appeal will be held to decide whether buffalo may be translocated to the Erindi Private Game Reserve, which will make it the first-ever...

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