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Namibia | 14 March 2018
Namibia: Women take lead in agriculture

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has revealed that more women have participated in the agro-ecosystem management training, also known as Conservation Agriculture (CA). CA is aimed at imp...

Namibia | 7 December 2017
The AfDB gives loan to Namibia for education and agriculture

The funds would help reduce youth employment by boosting technical and vocational training, as well as reducing food imports. The development bank would finance 70.5% of an agriculture project whi...

Namibia | 29 November 2017
African women are starting to take a lead in agricultural sciences

It is no news that to transform Africa’s agriculture, women will have to be on an equal footing with men. The same also needs to happen away from the fields, in agricultural research institutions devo...

Namibia | 3 November 2017
Deepsea boosts agricultural sector with 4.5 tonnes of fertilizers

Local company, Deepsea Consolidated Investments pledged over N$560,000 worth of fertilizer to support the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in its efforts to ensure national food security, t...

Namibia | 27 October 2017
Slim chance of sustainable agriculture by 2030 – Misika

VISION 2030's aim of Namibia having a sustainable agriculture sector by 2030 stands a slim chance of being achieved, agriculture permanent secretary Percy Misika said yesterday. Misika said this du...

Namibia | 28 June 2017
Namibia suspends imports and movement of live poultry

The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has suspended the import and in-transit movement of live poultry, birds, poultry products, ostriches and ostrich products from South Africa and Belgium....

Namibia | 15 November 2016
More Chinese experts coming to Namibia to teach farming technologies

More Chinese experts are coming to Namibia to help farmers in the African country master better farming technologies. Earlier last week, 30 local farmers attended a two-day training workshop on veg...

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.

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