Agriculture

Bumper mahangu harvest for female farmer

3 weeks ago - 27 June 2018 | Agriculture

After investing much of her time and money in her farm at Oupili village in the Ohangwena Region, Anna-Nora Lameck (61) has achieved her goal of reaping a bumper harvest.Two months ago Ewi lyaNooli profiled...

Ogongo expects a bumper rice harvest

3 weeks ago - 27 June 2018 | Agriculture

The University of Namibia's (Unam) Ogongo Campus in the Omusati Region plans to host its annual rice harvest festival tomorrow.The festival is aimed at familiarising local farmers with rice production techniques and new products.The Unam...

Bumper harvest expected after rain

3 months ago - 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

3 months ago - 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

4 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

8 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...

Makalani wine tapping kills palms

8 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...

Horticulture project for Embwanyana

10 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

11 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...

Agriculture

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...

Shaningwa encourages backyard gardening

1 year - 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...

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...

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