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Business / Economics

Namibia, EU collaborate to strengthen fruit and vegetable value chain

The Ministry of Industrialisation and Trade, in collaboration with the Namibian Agronomic Board and funded by the European Union, has launched a series of workshops. The initiative, part of the EU-Namibia Economic Partnership Agreement support programme, aims to improve agricultural competitiveness by exploring new opportunities in the EU market. Ministry spokesperson Elijah Mukubonda.

todayMay 13, 2024 24


Agriculture Ministry announces record sunflower harvest

The Executive Director of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Ndiyakupi Nghituwamata, has announced that about 40 hectares of sunflowers at the Shadikongoro and Sikondo green schemes are being harvested. The harvest is expected to produce over ten thousand liters of sunflower oil by August 2024. Nghituwamata highlighted that this represents the most substantial sunflower harvest recorded at these green schemes since their re-establishment two years ago.

todayMay 13, 2024 12


Agriculture Ministry calls for national drought emergency

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform has advised the government to declare a national drought emergency following its assessment of crop prospects and food security. According to Nampa, the recommendation was made after monitoring the situation in the seven major northern communal crop-producing regions from 12 February to 11 March 2024. Executive Director Ndiyakupi Nghituwamata highlighted significant distress grazing in the southern, western, and eastern parts of the […]

todayApril 23, 2024 16


Khomas Region and Jiangsu Province partner on priority areas

The Khomas Regional Council has signed a work plan with a delegation from the Jiangsu province of China. The plan focuses on essential priority areas including science, technology, education, culture, sports, health, trade and investment, agriculture, environment protection, tourism, and human resources, in line with the existing twinning partnership. Governor of the Khomas Region Laura McLeod-Katjirua.

todayApril 23, 2024 20


Senior FAO official warns of real risk of famine in Sudan

Sudan’s food security crisis is a matter of deep concern with a very real risk there could be famine there, Rein Paulsen the Director of the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Office of Emergencies and Resilience has told UN News. The FAO is supporting vulnerable farms to boost crop production and is implementing famine prevention strategies, including vaccinating animals.

todayApril 22, 2024 13


How to end hunger in sub-Saharan Africa: fight inequality, gender imbalances and climate change

    By Helen Onyeaka, University of Birmingham   A greater part of Africa’s population can’t afford a healthy diet than any other regional population. Food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa is caused by climate change, high levels of poverty, rapid population growth, low economic growth, inadequate infrastructure and conflicts. Women are the backbone of agricultural labour in the region. The problems of limited access to land, water and technology faced […]

todayApril 18, 2024 14


Diet and nutrition: how well Tanzanians eat depends largely on where they live

    By Hannah Ameye, University of Bonn   Cities are growing faster in sub-Saharan Africa than elsewhere, with an annual urban population growth rate of around 4% compared to the world average of 1.5%. Across the continent the urban share of the total population is projected to increase to 50% by 2030 and 60% by 2050. Urbanisation is associated with lifestyle changes such as less physical activity and less […]

todayApril 9, 2024 15


Why is Ghana so hot this year? An expert explains

    By Yaw Agyeman Boafo, University of Ghana   Ghana’s meteorological agency and the state’s health service have issued warnings about a period of very high temperatures expected in the first half of 2024 around the country. Ghana’s experience is part of a global phenomenon: record temperatures were recorded in 2023. Yaw Agyeman Boafo, the programmes coordinator and a senior research fellow at the University of Ghana’s Centre for […]

todayApril 8, 2024 20


South Africa’s crucial water supplies from Lesotho: what the six-month shutdown means for industry, farming and residents

    By Ifedotun Aina, University of Cape Town   The main water supply to South Africa’s economic hub, greater Johannesburg in the Gauteng province, and to the country’s breadbasket in the Free State, is scheduled to be cut off for six months. Maintenance work on the 37 kilometre Lesotho Highlands Water Project tunnel is due to begin in October 2024. Ifedotun Victor Aina, a senior researcher at the Water […]

todayApril 8, 2024 17