Agriculture

Bumper harvest expected after rain

1 month - 28 March 2018 | Agriculture

Subsistence farmers in northern Namibia have welcomed the good rains that have fallen over the past few weeks, while saying they envision a bumper harvest later this year. Ewi lyaNooli travelled to the four O-regions...

Ondonga strife impacts Mangetti farming

1 month - 28 March 2018 | Agriculture

The succession battle within the Ondonga Traditional Authority has negatively affected the Mangetti Farmers' Association (MFA), whose operations take place within the Onalusheshete district.The term of office of the current MFA leadership has expired, but...

AMTA appeals for value-addition

2 months ago - 28 February 2018 | Agriculture

The Ago-Marketing and Trading Agency (AMTA) has appealed to private entities that may wish to venture into value-addition, to make use of the spaces available at its national fresh produce business hubs.AMTA managing director Lucas...

Animal feed from cardboard boxes

7 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

7 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

8 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...

A good mahangu harvest for AMTA

10 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...

No market for small-scale farmers

1 year - 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...

Caterpillars threaten food security

1 year - 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

1 year - 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

1 year - 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

1 year - 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...

Agriculture

Cuca shops must be closed...

1 year - 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...

1 year - 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...

Ploughing of mahangu fields has...

1 year - 30 November 2016 | Agriculture

With the recent rainfall experienced in some parts of northern Namibia some communal farmers have started ploughing their mahangu fields while others are waiting for...

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...

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