Agriculture

Animal feed from cardboard boxes

2 months ago - 25 October 2017 | Agriculture

A food technologist conducting a study on manufacturing animal feed from discarded cardboard boxes says the study is in its final stage and is showing encouraging results.Roderick Haraseb, under the supervision of a state veterinarian,...

Makalani wine tapping kills palms

2 months ago - 25 October 2017 | Agriculture

The Uukwambi Traditional Authority says it was not aware that the tapping of sap from makalani palms to make a traditional wine known as omalunga is wiping out the trees.Many Aawambo people make wine from...

Horticulture project for Embwanyana

4 months ago - 30 August 2017 | Agriculture

The poor Embwanyana community in the Oshikunde constituency of Ohangwena Region recently received a generous donation of N$800 000 from the Ohangwena Governor’s Community Development Programme towards a horticulture project. The donation was confirmed by...

A good mahangu harvest for AMTA

5 months ago - 26 July 2017 | Agriculture

The Agro Marketing and Trading Agency (AMTA) is expecting a high volume of mahangu this year following an increase in the number of suppliers and production volumes.AMTA’s operational manager for national strategic food reservation, Wilhelmina...

No market for small-scale farmers

9 months ago - 29 March 2017 | Agriculture

Northern small-scale farmers are accusing the government of not taking them seriously.They say the government encourages them to invest money in farming, but does not create markets for them or allow public institutions to buy...

Caterpillars threaten food security

10 months ago - 22 February 2017 | Agriculture

Armyworm invasion a huge concernNamibia’s food security is under threat from an outbreak of previously unknown fall armyworm that is devastating crops in the north-central...

Farmers assess harvest prospects

10 months ago - 22 February 2017 | Agriculture

Crop farmers have expressed mixed feelings over the good rains being experienced countrywide.They say rain is not the only factor determining a good harvest, as...

Farmers turn towns into grazing pastures

10 months ago - 22 February 2017 | Agriculture

Without sufficient grass for their livestock, northern farmers are driving their cattle into towns in search of grazing.Town councils have hired security officers to impound...

Conservation agriculture the way forward

11 months ago - 25 January 2017 | Agriculture

Conservation Agriculture Namibia (CAN) is offering technical support to crop farmers in the northern communal areas (NCAs) to help them adapt to climate change. CAN...

Shaningwa encourages backyard gardening

11 months ago - 25 January 2017 | Agriculture

The minister of urban and rural development, Sophia Shaningwa, was impressed with Simson Taapopi’s backyard garden during the official handover of 141 houses in Oshakati...

Cuca shops must be closed during cultivation

11 months ago - 25 January 2017 | Agriculture

The governor of the Omusati Region, Erginus Endjala, has urged people in northern Namibia to dedicate the rainy season to crop production.Endjala urged people to...

SCORE supports King’s earthen dam initiative

11 months ago - 25 January 2017 | Agriculture

Following a report by Ewi lyaNooli that the Ongandjera king has mobilised community members to rehabilitate earthen dams in their area, the SCORE project has...

Agriculture

Rundu Fresh Produce Hub is...

1 year - 26 October 2016 | Agriculture

The Agro Marketing and Trading Agency''s (Amta) Fresh Produce Hub at Rundu is said to be doing well in terms of facilitating the trading of...

My garden is for the...

1 year - 31 August 2016 | Agriculture

With limited resources to maintain his one-hectare garden at Ongwediva, Thomas Kanime says his garden project is for sharing his horticulture skills and techniques with...

Drought halts Onawa community project...

1 year - 31 August 2016 | Agriculture

A community irrigation project in the Omusati Region has been affected heavily by the drought and no production took place this year.Established in 2012, the...

Businessman by profession and farmer...

1 year - 27 July 2016 | Agriculture

Jo-Maré Duddy NamBrew het verlede week vir die tweede opeenvolgende week stof in die oë van die ander maatskappye op die plaaslike indeks van die...

Drought food is not for...

1 year - 27 July 2016 | Agriculture

Oshana Governor Clemens Kashuupulwa says only low-income earners or unemployed people will be registered during the drought-relief registration programme that is expected to run until...

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