Agriculture

Caterpillars wreak havoc

1 day - 23 January 2017 | Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has confirmed an outbreak of caterpillars causing havoc to fields in north-central and north-eastern Namibia. The ministry's statement did not identify the type of caterpillars but denied...

Namib Mills lowers food prices

4 days ago - 20 January 2017 | Agriculture

Namibian consumers can look forward to some relief amidst reports of soaring inflation and government budget cuts.Next week Namib Mills will announce a price decrease effective in February on its products. This is the first...

Help for small farmers

6 days ago - 18 January 2017 | Agriculture

The Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) CEO Ishmael Sunga will join global leaders in Davos-Klosters in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum's (WEF) 47th annual meeting taking place this week until 20 January,...

Smallest crop in 100 years

1 week ago - 16 January 2017 | Agriculture

The planted acreage for winter wheat in the US fell to the lowest level since 1909 as farmers from Kansas to Texas faced prospects for declining crop prices, an American government report showed. Growers sowed...

SA expects bumper maize crop

1 week ago - 13 January 2017 | Agriculture

NAMPA/REUTERSSouth African industry group Grain SA sees a 2017 maize surplus after last year's drought-induced deficit and its surveys show farmers have planted 2.4 million hectares this season, an 18% increase over 2016, its chief...

Possible sharp fall in food prices

2 weeks ago - 09 January 2017 | Agriculture

Higher rainfall points to a sharp fall in food prices over the course of 2017, which should alleviate pressure, especially on low-income consumers further down...

San communities receive agricultural training

2 weeks ago - 06 January 2017 | Agriculture

Recently seven San agricultural and livestock champions from the Nyae Nyae and N‡a Jaqna conservancies visited the commercial farm Krumhuk just outside Windhoek. Krumhuk...

Oprogramma yoTulongeni ya tulwa miilonga mOmusati

2 weeks ago - 06 January 2017 | Agriculture

Presidende Hage Geingob, okwa tula miilonga oprogramma tayi ithanwa ‘Operation Tulongeni 2017’ ndjoka ya nuninwa okutsa omukumo aanafaalama ya tameke okulonga...

Operation Tulongeni launched in Omusati

2 weeks ago - 05 January 2017 | Agriculture

President Hage Geingob yesterday launched 'Operation Tulongeni 2017' a programme meant to motivate farmers to start working their fields following good rains. The Tulongeni...

Operation Iilonga focuses on farming

2 weeks ago - 05 January 2017 | Agriculture

President Hage Geingob is expected to launch Operation Iilonga at the Ogongo Constituency in the Omusati Region on Wednesday.The chairperson of the regional council, Modestus...

Livestock wasting away

4 weeks ago - 27 December 2016 | Agriculture

More than 182 000 cattle and 30 000 sheep have over the past few years died due the drought conditions in Namibia. This is according...

Onkalo yaaniilonga yomoofaalama ya nayipala

1 month - 21 December 2016 | Agriculture

Elongitho nayi lyiikolitha okwa lopotwa kutya otali dhana onkandaangala onene mokati kaaniilonga mboka na osho unene tashi etitha omakutho milonga. Uuyelele mboka owa hololwa komapekapeko...

Agriculture

Less oil, more farms

1 month - 20 December 2016 | Agriculture

African countries need to increase their focus on agriculture investment and lessen emphasis on oil and mining to improve food security for their citizens, a...

Anti-hunting lobby raises concern

1 month - 14 December 2016 | Agriculture

Delegates from several African countries are in Namibia to learn about the country''s Namlits system for livestock management.

Neckartal set for 2017

1 month - 14 December 2016 | Agriculture

The agriculture minister John Mutorwa, said that the construction of the multi-billion-dollar Neckartal Dam will be completed next year and will alleviate water shortages in...

Iyambo dismayed by Etunda

1 month - 12 December 2016 | Agriculture

Etunda is the largest government farm in the green scheme programme in terms of hectares and volumes of production. The land is 1 200 hectares...

Gibeon supports residents

1 month - 12 December 2016 | Agriculture

The Gibeon constituency office handed over building materials, bakery products and equipment, a zinc structure, generators and gardening tools worth N$67 800 to 13 beneficiaries.The...

Agri ministry appoints PS

1 month - 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...

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