Agriculture

Outjo donkey abattoir off the table

2 days ago - 23 February 2018 | Agriculture

Plans to build a donkey abattoir in Outjo have folded.Fu-Hai Trading Enterprises, reportedly co-owned by Swakopmund estate agent Shane Quinton Hangula and a Chinese business partner identified only as 'Mr Chengdabiek', has pulled the plug...

AMTA urged to please local producers

4 days ago - 21 February 2018 | Agriculture

With efforts to establish a market for local producers, and arrange imports of much-needed fresh produce into the country, the Agro-Marketing and Trading Agency (AMTA) has entered into a public-private partnership agreement with Fysal Fresh...

!Naruseb welcomed in agri sector

4 days ago - 21 February 2018 | Agriculture

Minister Alpheus !Naruseb was last week welcomed as the new agricultural minister by stakeholders in the sector, and staff members. !Naruseb, who is the former works minister, said he is particularly interested in improving the...

Dairy industry faces dilemma

4 days ago - 21 February 2018 | Agriculture

The grim situation that the dairy industry in the country is facing was recently discussed at the Dairy Producers' Association. According to the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU), the meeting was held on 8 February and...

Communal farmers called to register

1 week ago - 16 February 2018 | Agriculture

The Namibia National Farmers' Union (NNFU) will kick-off the launch of their membership registration and the issuing of membership cards to members, for them to be able to participate in the agri-value chain, tomorrow.This will...

Kavango farmers sell N$1.7m of mahangu

1 week ago - 15 February 2018 | Agriculture

Farmers in the Kavango East Region sold mahangu worth N$1.7 million during Operation Werengendje last year.This is an indication of the impact the programme had...

Advisory body to prioritise cooperatives' registration

1 week ago - 14 February 2018 | Agriculture

The chairperson of the newly appointed Cooperatives' Advisory Board (CAB), Stanley Nyembo, says the new board will prioritise the full registration of all cooperatives in...

Savings for a rainy day

1 week ago - 14 February 2018 | Agriculture

Although large parts of the country have recently received some rainfall there are still many parts in Namibia, especially in communal areas, where it is...

Connecting rural communities

1 week ago - 14 February 2018 | Agriculture

Mobile phone operator MTC says more than 60 transmission towers will be constructed as soon as environmental studies have been completed while others have also...

Etunda starts growing asparagus

2 weeks ago - 09 February 2018 | Agriculture

White asparagus, a high-value export crop, has been planted on 30 hectares of land at the Etunda Green Scheme irrigation project near Ruacana in the...

Armyworms attack Etunda maize plantation

2 weeks ago - 07 February 2018 | Agriculture

Farmers of the Etunda Green Scheme Irrigation Project near Ruacana in the Omusati Region have been battling an armyworm attack on their plantations over the...

Paper fodder gets nod

2 weeks ago - 07 February 2018 | Agriculture

Cardboard-based fodder for ruminants has received a green light from the country's animal health division, after a post-mortem was conducted on a goat that was...

Agriculture

Kunene planting in limbo

2 weeks ago - 05 February 2018 | Agriculture

Farmers in the Kunene Region are under severe pressure as the region has not received rainfall since the beginning of December. The region has repeatedly...

Local farmers take advantage of...

3 weeks ago - 02 February 2018 | Agriculture

Vegetable producers in Namibia will reap benefits from the catastrophic drought in South Africa, specifically the Western Cape. South Africa is battling one of...

Livestock sector recovers

3 weeks ago - 31 January 2018 | Agriculture

Namibia's livestock farming sector has recovered from drought and economic recession, with higher numbers of cattle and sheep marketed last year.The sector experienced one of...

Get ahead with Futterfos

3 weeks ago - 31 January 2018 | Agriculture

Feedmaster's imported phosphate products have arrived and the raw materials are available again. Phosphate is a macro element which is needed in grams per...

Chinese visit Meatco

3 weeks ago - 31 January 2018 | Agriculture

The deputy minister of agriculture in China, Qu Dongyu, recently led a delegation of officials from his ministry including the Chinese ambassador to Namibia, Zhang...

Producers must register

3 weeks ago - 31 January 2018 | Agriculture

The Meat Board of Namibia is requesting all livestock producers, abattoirs or slaughtering facilities, exporters or dealers of livestock or livestock products to register at...

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