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China launches anti-dumping probe into EU pork imports

        By Oliver HOTHAM and Matthew WALSH   China said Monday it had launched an anti-dumping investigation into pork imports from the European Union, the latest step in a mounting trade stand-off between the bloc and its largest economic partner. Pork is China's most popular meat and a staple of diets in the world's second most populous nation. Imports of pork and pork by-products from EU nations […]

todayJune 17, 2024 5


Malawi farming experiment shows how simple changes can boost maize yields and improve soil

    By Alan Dixon, University of Worcester     Malawi’s increasingly unpredictable rainfall and higher than usual temperatures are causing problems for smallholder farmers. Soil erosion has increased, causing soil fertility and water availability to decline. Crops often fail. Farmers are already struggling financially. Many farm only one crop: maize. They can’t easily afford chemical fertilisers that would boost the soil’s fertility and sustain yields. Agriculture accounts for just […]

todayJune 13, 2024 6


Farming with a mixture of crops, animals and trees is better for the environment and for people – evidence from Ghana and Malawi

Moving away from intensive farming practices comes with many benefits. Nikada     By Laura Vang Rasmussen, University of Copenhagen; Hanson Nyantakyi-Frimpong, University of Denver; Ingo Grass, University of Hohenheim; Marney Isaac, University of Toronto, and Rachel Bezner Kerr, Cornell University     Farming just one kind of crop in a field at a time, and using a lot of chemicals, poses a risk to both people and nature. This simplified […]

todayJune 10, 2024 12


Partnering for prosperity: Nedbank Namibia’s commitment to strengthening Namibia’s agriculture sector

  Namibia's agricultural sector is a cornerstone of its economy, yet it faces a myriad of challenges that threaten its sustainability and growth. Agriculture contributes over 8% to Namibia’s gross domestic product (GDP), with about 70% of the population dependent on it for income and food security. Additionally, agriculture is the largest employer in the country, accounting for over a fifth of the local workforce. Despite its economic significance, the […]

todayJune 10, 2024 3


African Insurance Organization’s 50th Conference in Namibia Pivots Focus to Climate Change Financing

      Namibia is hosting the 50th Conference and Annual General As-sembly of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO), which focuses on the insurance industry’s financial contribution to climate change catastrophes. According to Sanlam Namibia Holdings Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tertius Stears, the conference seeks to promote insurance education that is relevant to African markets, specifically the financing of climate risks, agriculture and the devel-opment of sustainable businesses across […]

todayJune 4, 2024 23


Agriculture Minister addresses World Water Forum

The Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Calle Schlettwein, is attending the 10th World Water Forum under the theme “Water for Shared Prosperity” in Indonesia, Bali. The Minister addressed the Forum where he underscored Africa's commitment to water supply and sanitation, but on par with commitments to continental and global agreements. According to Schlettwein, Namibia is grappling with the worst drought it has faced in 100 years, threatening the country’s water security, […]

todayMay 21, 2024 36


Water Minister Attends 10th World Water Forum in Bali

The Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform minister, Calle Schlettwein, is representing Namibia at the 10th World Water Forum in Indonesia, Bali, themed "Water for Shared Prosperity." The Forum seeks to advance the outcomes of the UN-Water Conference in New York from March 2023, with Namibia's participation aiming to enhance water management and sharing with neighboring countries nationwide. Ministry spokesperson Simon Nghipandulwa.  

todayMay 21, 2024 23