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The SADC PF climate resilience workshop concludes
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The SADC PF climate resilience workshop concludes

Moses Magadza The SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF), in collaboration with its partners, convened a regional workshop under the theme ‘Fostering Sustainable Futures: Integrating Climate Resilience in Southern Africa’. At least 50 delegates attended the two-day workshop last week. The SADC PF organised the workshop in partnership with the International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) and...

300 farmers empowered with sheep
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300 farmers empowered with sheep

Zebaldt Ngaruka  GOBABIS – Community-based organisation One Step at Time gave animals to individuals who have shown interest in farming in Khomas and Otjozondjupa regions. The project was established in 2008, and provided funding of close to N$3 million by the Social Security Commission (SSC) to eradicate poverty among Namibians.  One Step at Time also...

Namibia issues groundwater warning
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Namibia issues groundwater warning

Namibia is experiencing a serious drought, with the lowest run-off recorded in the past 100 years. This is an indication that groundwater resources will become less reliable in the future. Speaking at the World Water Forum held in Bali, Indonesia, Namibia’s Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform Calle Schlettwein said this would have a...

Drought to cost Govt over N$1 billion
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Drought to cost Govt over N$1 billion

OSHAKATI – The drought relief programme will cost the government over N$1.3 billion to fully implement.This is according to Rhingo Mutambo, spokesperson in the Office of the Prime Minister, who was responding to questions from the media on the national drought programme. He said the government has made N$820 million available for the programme through...

Ungazetted boundaries: Kuneneís crime prevention headache … 100 animals stolen daily 
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Ungazetted boundaries: Kuneneís crime prevention headache … 100 animals stolen daily 

Lahja Nashuuta The Namibian Police in Kunene has pledged to enhance security at several border crossings, including the ungazetted points between Angola and Namibia. This is in a bid to curb crime and illegal crossings between the two countries. These efforts will further enhance and expedite legal avenues for orderly migration, and will be implemented...

Namibia’s first plant health clinic launched at Rundu
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Namibia’s first plant health clinic launched at Rundu

RUNDU – In an effort to safeguard Namibia’s plant health and ensure food security, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in partnership with the ministry of agriculture, recently launched the country’s first plant health clinic at Rundu in the Kavango East region.  The clinic is at Rundu’s Kaisosi agriculture extension centre.  FAO has invested about...

Hardap farmers urged to embrace subsidised services
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Hardap farmers urged to embrace subsidised services

The agriculture ministry’s extension officer based in the Hardap region, Fabian Boys, has encouraged the region’s communal and resettlement farmers to embrace government-subsidised support services to boost agricultural growth.  Speaking to NBC News, Boys highlighted the Namibia Agricultural Mechanisation and Seed Improvement Project (NAMSIP), and urged the region’s small-scale farmers to take full advantage of...

Irimari calls for reopening of Eloolo abattoir
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Irimari calls for reopening of Eloolo abattoir

OSHAKATI – Oshana governor Elia Irimari has called on the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform (MAWLR) to reopen the Eloolo Abattoir at Oshakati. He made the call during the opening of the week-long MAWLRs Annual Work Plan and Management Workshop in Oshakati, Oshana region. The Oshakati Eloolo abattoir was reopened in 2020 after...

Namibia exploresMiddle East beef markets…northern farmers to benefit
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Namibia exploresMiddle East beef markets…northern farmers to benefit

The government, in collaboration with the Livestock and Livestock Products Board of Namibia (LLPBN), has again embarked on a mission to unlock export opportunities for the country’s beef to the highly-lucrative Middle East markets.  Delegations of senior officials from both the agriculture ministry and the LLPBN are in the Middle East, exploring further export opportunities...