Agriculture

Zambezi logging to continue

1 week ago - 22 March 2017 | Agriculture

De-bushing activities have been given the go-ahead at the construction site of an irrigation scheme near Katima Mulilo, albeit with strict guidelines set by the forestry department for future logging activities.Forestry officials, regional council representatives...

Omuloka ogundji otagu yonagula oofaalama

1 week ago - 20 March 2017 | Agriculture

Aanafaalama yomomudhingoloko gwaTsumeb, Grootfontein noHochfeld otaya kanitha oshindji omolwa omuloka omunene ngoka gwa dhenge omidhingoloko dhoka.Ekanitho ndyoka otaku tengenekwa lyongushu yoomiliyona 3.Aanafaalama mboka oya mono omuloka omunene muFebruali na ogwa yonagula iikunwa yawo...

N$45m for drought-stricken farmers

1 week ago - 16 March 2017 | Agriculture

More than N$45 million was paid out to farmers affected by drought under the 2016/17 Drought Marketing Incentive Scheme. Farmers south of the Veterinary Cordon Fence received the bulk of this money.According to an assessment...

30% drop in livestock for sale

1 week ago - 16 March 2017 | Agriculture

Import and export conditions had a severe impact on the cattle and sheep sales last year with a 30% decrease. According to the Meat Board of Namibia, the number of cattle marketed in 2015...

No need for beef

2 weeks ago - 15 March 2017 | Agriculture

A Norwegian businessman has called on local farmers to stick together in taking the meat industry to the next level. Gunnar Dalen, who is also a farmer and politician, has advised the Namibian authorities against...

Best boys for beef

2 weeks ago - 15 March 2017 | Agriculture

While Meatco this weekend awarded its top producers for 2016, a Norwegian expert warned that serious bottlenecks can be expected if cattle farmers are excluded...

Armyworm tackles soya

2 weeks ago - 13 March 2017 | Agriculture

The fall armyworm plague, which started marching through South African maize farms in December 2016, has now been found in soya bean crops.This is according...

Zim predicts better growth

2 weeks ago - 13 March 2017 | Agriculture

Zimbabwe expects higher economic growth of 3.7% this year, from an initial projection of 1.7% following a better than expected agriculture season, the finance minister...

Livestock STDs under the lens

3 weeks ago - 08 March 2017 | Agriculture

The economic impact on sexual- or reproductive diseases among cattle and sheep flocks is becoming increasingly important due to the influence it has on reproduction....

El Nino may return for 2017/18 season

4 weeks ago - 01 March 2017 | Agriculture

The chance of an El Nino in 2017 has increased in the last two weeks, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said on Tuesday, indicating...

Annasruh feedlot progressing well

4 weeks ago - 01 March 2017 | Agriculture

Developments at Meatco’s second feedlot at Annasruh are progressing well, with road construction currently underway while the first six feeding pens have been completed. By...

Meatco to run only one abattoir

4 weeks ago - 28 February 2017 | Agriculture

Meatco has decided to turn its Okahandja factory into an international export cold-storage facility and will operate only one abattoir – the one in Windhoek....

Agriculture

Amta records N$63 million loss

1 month - 23 February 2017 | Agriculture

The Agro Marketing and Trading Agency (Amta) recorded a net deficit of close to N$63 million in the year 2015/16.This was announced by board chairperson...

Chinese on San resettlement farm

1 month - 22 February 2017 | Agriculture

The ministry of land reform is investigating allegations that a San resettlement farm is being illegally sublet to Chinese nationals.However, a former unionist has denied...

Minister hand-picks Meatco board

1 month - 22 February 2017 | Agriculture

Agriculture minister John Mutorwa yesterday announced the new Meatco board members, all of whom were appointed by him and none nominated by the company.This follows...

How to get 'em

1 month - 22 February 2017 | Agriculture

Poaching on private land is on the increase as the police and military step up their presence in government national parks and game reserves. To...

Animal health under spotlight

1 month - 22 February 2017 | Agriculture

The 22nd conference of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)'s Regional Commission for Africa is underway in Swakopmund. The OIE is the inter-governmental organisation...

Country still divided by Red...

1 month - 20 February 2017 | Agriculture

Agriculture minister John Mutorwa says Namibia is still divided by a Veterinary Cordon Fence 26 years after independence.Mutorwa made the remark when he announced the...

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