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World News: Namibia
Namibia | 1 May 2015
Rare cattle skin disease recurs

The acting director of veterinary services Dr John Shoopala yesterday confirmed that several suspected cases of rare elephant skin disease among cattle have been reported in the north. He said case...

Namibia | 4 March 2015
20,000 cattle slaughtered in Namibia due to drought

Meat producers in Namibia plan to slaughter their animals in huge numbers to avert losing them to the drought, a company has said. The number of the cattle that are likely to be slaughtered could b...

Namibia | 11 February 2015
Namibia agriculture faces bleak harvest in 2015

With less than two months to go before the end of the rainy season, Namibia has not had any meaningful rains this year. This prompted the Agronomic Producers Association (APA) to call for an urgent...

Namibia | 5 August 2014
Better credit access could revolutionise agriculture

Better access to credit, especially for smallholder farmers, could bring about a revolution in African agriculture. Further agriculture must stop being treated as a development programme and rather...

Namibia | 8 July 2014
FAO boosts support to Namibian agriculture

Namibia last week strengthened its goals of better control of food safety, plant and animal pests and diseases affecting agricultural productivity. This follows the signing of a memorandum of under...

Namibia | 20 February 2014
Crops succumb to severe drought

The dry spell in the north continues to exact a heavy toll on crops in a number of constituencies and villages, with many people starting to feel the pinch already. In fact, some farmers have alrea...

Namibia | 20 May 2013
President declares drought emergency

President Hifikepunye Pohamba last Friday declared a national emergency due to the devastating drought that has already killed 4 000 large and small stock. The current nationwide drought has also a...

Namibia | 16 May 2013
Statistics Agency to Conduct Agriculture Census

The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) is preparing to carry out a new national census of the agricultural sector. The last agricultural census was done more than 10 years ago, rendering meaningless t...

Namibia | 31 January 2013
Local Farmers Embrace Pig Farming

There has been a tremendous increase in pig farming with more farmers showing interest after the recent introduction of a trial pig protection scheme. Namibian pig farmers now aim at producing 60 p...

Namibia | 24 April 2012
Bumper rice harvest projected

The ambitious Kalimbeza national rice project on the banks of the Zambezi River in the Caprivi Region forecast a bumper crop harvest for three of its rice varieties that were planted last year, before...

Namibia | 13 December 2011
Grape harvest begins in Namibia

Despite attempts by the Ministry of Agriculture to stop 10 Aussenkehr farmers selling their grapes to a preferred...

Namibia | 24 November 2011
Suspected cattle thieves appear in court

Ten suspected cattle thieves involved in an incident in Otjombinde Constituency at the weekend and two of their victims, appeared in the Gobabis Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

Namibia | 23 February 2011
Dairy industry wants more support

Namibia has to look at a permanent support structure for the dairy industry if it wants a sustainable industry...

Namibia | 1 December 2010
Cattle rustlers hit again at Okahandja

The killing of eight more pregnant cows on a farm east of Okahandja has brought the farmer’s total loss since October to 17 cattle, valued at more than N$100 000.