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Agriculture

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Africa

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 16

Local

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

Namibia

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 31

Environment

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 43

Namibia

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 30

Africa

More than half of Zimbabwean population needs food aid

Zimbabwe’s cabinet has revealed that more than half of the nation’s population of about 15 million people will immediately need food aid until March next year, as the country reels from the impact of the El Niño weather phenomenon that’s already slashed corn output and led to a national state of disaster being declared. Bloomberg reports that the southern African nation’s rural areas are the most affected with 6 million […]

todayMay 16, 2024 8

Africa

Ghana’s forests are being wiped out: what’s behind this and why attempts to stop it aren’t working

      By John Tennyson Afele, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)     Ghana has around 7.9 million hectares of forested land (35% of the total land area), according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. Around 7.6 million hectares are primary or naturally regenerated forest, and around 297,000 hectares are planted forest. In 2022, Ghana lost 18,000 hectares of primary forest, a nearly 70% increase from […]

todayMay 15, 2024 16

Namibia

Namibia eyes Artificial Intelligence for increased productivity

Artificial Intelligence can increase productivity in Namibia's agriculture, manufacturing sectors, healthcare, and transportation industries. However, Manager of Cyber Security at the Communication Regulatory Authority of Namibia,  Cornelia Shipindo says that while AI promises progress and innovation, it also introduces new risks and challenges.

todayMay 14, 2024 44

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