Agriculture

Agri ministry appoints PS

3 days ago - 07 December 2016 | Agriculture

The newly appointed permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Percy Msika, outlined the challenges that the country is currently faced with in the sector saying that he is ready to assist....

Anti-hunting lobby raises concern

3 days ago - 07 December 2016 | Agriculture

The Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta expressed concern over the increasing anti-trophy hunting pressure and the general international trend that is developing away from trophy hunting. Shifeta made these remarks at the 13th...

TB requirements clarified

5 days ago - 05 December 2016 | Agriculture

Namibia''s chief veterinary officer has clarified that South Africa did not suspend the import requirements for TB for cattle but has agreed that Namibia can import cattle originating from herds certified TB free, suspending the...

Drought takes toll on auctions

1 week ago - 30 November 2016 | Agriculture

The intensity of the drought that has gripped the country since 2013 has increased exponentially, as can be seen in the decline of livestock marketed at auctions held by Agra.Despite this, the company has performed...

Land issue heats up

1 week ago - 30 November 2016 | Agriculture

The residents of the //Karas Region have asked government to engage absentee landlords and further maintain the land should be expropriated.

Drought forces month-long shutdown

1 week ago - 30 November 2016 | Agriculture

Due to the challenges being experienced in the meat industry such as the low volumes of cattle being delivered for slaughtering, the prolonged drought of...

Take care of your own grass

1 week ago - 30 November 2016 | Agriculture

The sustainability of the implementation of the National Rangeland Policy is of critical importance to ensure a permanent driving force for the actions which are...

South Africa drops livestock restrictions

1 week ago - 29 November 2016 | Agriculture

The South African government seems to be backtracking on the stringent livestock export requirements that it implemented nearly six months ago. In a surprise...

Cooperatives faltering

2 weeks ago - 23 November 2016 | Agriculture

Several shortcomings have been identified during the review of Namibia''s current cooperative policy, which if addressed will unlock the potential within the cooperative business in...

Beef value chain to reduce risk of FMD

2 weeks ago - 23 November 2016 | Agriculture

The possibilities were recently discussed to create a beef value chain that will reduce the possible outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD). During a...

Tipping point for farming

3 weeks ago - 17 November 2016 | Agriculture

JANA-MARI SMITH The crippling cost of the prolonged drought has pushed many commercial farmers to a tipping point which could...

Farmers, manage your risks

3 weeks ago - 16 November 2016 | Agriculture

The Namibia Agricultural Union has stressed the importance of applying risk management on farms at all times following the tragic gas explosion last month in...

Agriculture

Slowdown in meat trade

3 weeks ago - 16 November 2016 | Agriculture

While the availability of slaughter-ready sheep poses a serious challenge to the slaughtering industry in Namibia, a drop of more than 28% was recorded in...

Meatco fills Norwegian quota

3 weeks ago - 16 November 2016 | Agriculture

Meatco has managed to fill its Norwegian export quota of 1 600 tons for this year despite the Okapuka feedlot that was closed for eight...

Omukithi gwoNewcastle gwa dhipaga oondjuhwa...

3 weeks ago - 15 November 2016 | Agriculture

Sha landula konima nkene kwa tukuka omukithi gwoNewcastle mOnooli yaNamibia, oondjuhwa dha thika po- 4 000 odha si komukithi ngoka na okwa lopotwa woo iipotha...

Newcastle kills 4 000 chickens...

3 weeks ago - 14 November 2016 | Agriculture

The outbreak of Newcastle disease in the north of Namibia has so far killed 4 000 chickens, while more than 400 cases of lumpy skin disease...

American delegation visits Meatco

1 month - 09 November 2016 | Agriculture

The American Ambassador to Namibia, Thomas Daughton, accompanied by a small delegation, visited the Windhoek Meatco abattoir recently to gain an understanding of the business...

Agriculture must adapt to climate...

1 month - 02 November 2016 | Agriculture

Agricultural practices should be adapted to ensure that food security is not compromised, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry John Mutorwa has said.This, he said,...

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