Agriculture

Working the fields

1 day - 22 November 2017 | Agriculture

The season for planting has officially arrived and farmers should be busy preparing the land for cultivation and planting.Establishing a crop means that seeds or seedlings are placed in the ground at a certain time....

Rain brings challenges for farmers

1 day - 22 November 2017 | Agriculture

While rain is always a welcome delight for both livestock and crop farmers, it also comes with challenges for farmers as the fresh fodder can cause several problems for animals.According to Meatco fodder is normally...

Omusati addresses food security

1 week ago - 16 November 2017 | Agriculture

Following the success of the 'Operation Tulongeni 2017', inhabitants of the Omusati Region have overwhelmingly donated towards region's food bank.The regional food bank is aimed at contributing toward the national programme to alleviate hunger in...

Mutton still under pressure

1 week ago - 16 November 2017 | Agriculture

The domestic supply of sheep to export abattoirs in Namibia remains under pressure with a decrease of 23.59% in the number of sheep slaughtered at local export abattoirs. From January to August this year the...

Orchards doing blooming well

1 week ago - 15 November 2017 | Agriculture

The agriculture ministry is satisfied with the progress made by its tree-planting project that was launched in 2003 and has created hundreds of jobs.The project's objective is to plant trees on a trial basis to...

Etunda turns to groundnuts

1 week ago - 14 November 2017 | Agriculture

Fear of a repetition of last summer's loss of 90 hectares of maize to the armyworm infestation, the green scheme at Etunda will not plant...

Resettled farmers contribute to food security

2 weeks ago - 09 November 2017 | Agriculture

Resettled farmers can contribute to food security at national, regional and international level.According to deputy lands minister Priscilla Boois, rising food costs have dire consequences...

Drought assistance to resettled farmers

2 weeks ago - 08 November 2017 | Agriculture

An initiative to support commercial farmers in the drought stricken south has now spread to include resettled and communal farmers. An initiative was launched whereby...

Swakara celebrates 110 years

2 weeks ago - 08 November 2017 | Agriculture

The Swakara industry last week celebrated their 110th anniversary in Keetmanshoop. The annual general meeting, which was also attended by representatives from Copenhagen Fur and...

Livestock abortions worsen

3 weeks ago - 02 November 2017 | Agriculture

The Namibian Agricultural Union (NAU) has issued an urgent notice to livestock producers requesting information regarding the high incidences of abortions in livestock in the...

Africa’s agri challenges

3 weeks ago - 01 November 2017 | Agriculture

Africa is often described as the world’s youngest continent: 220 million Africans are between 15 and 25 and are expected to be around 350 million...

Resettled farmers must commercialise

3 weeks ago - 30 October 2017 | Agriculture

Minister of land reform Utoni Nujoma last week advised resettled farmers to transition from subsistence to commercial farming. “Just like full commercial farmers, resettlement...

Agriculture

Top Bonsmara man

4 weeks ago - 25 October 2017 | Agriculture

FEATHER IN THE CAP: The well-known Bonsmara breeder from Hartebeestloop, Joggie Briedenhann, was announced as the Southern African Stud Breeder for 2017 at the Landbouweekblad/Breedplan...

NAU appoints new chief

4 weeks ago - 25 October 2017 | Agriculture

Roelie Venter has been appointed as the new executive manager of the Namibian Agricultural Union (NAU) and will assume his duties as from 15 January...

Fall armyworm outbreak expected

1 month - 24 October 2017 | Agriculture

The agriculture ministry has warned of a possible outbreak of fall armyworms in southern Africa during the 2017/18 crop season. In an interview with Nampa...

Kavango West asked to make...

1 month - 24 October 2017 | Agriculture

Fisheries minister Bernhardt Esau has encouraged people in Kavango West to consider fisheries for investment or as a career.Esau was speaking at the 2017 National...

Northern abattoirs still on the...

1 month - 23 October 2017 | Agriculture

The agriculture minister John Mutorwa says government is committed to create a market for cattle in the northern communal areas (NCA) by upgrading abattoirs at...

Epangelo otali manitha etungo lyuutomeno...

1 month - 23 October 2017 | Agriculture

Ominista yUunamapya, John Mutorwa oya popi kutya epangelo olyiitulamo mokutota po ongeshefa yoongombe dhaaniimuna monooli yoshilongo, pakumanitha etungo lyuutomeno mOutapi oshowo Eenhana.Mutorwa okwa popi...

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