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Climate Change threatens Namibia’s Agricultural Sector

    The agricultural sector is vital for sustaining livelihoods in Namibia but faces significant climate change challenges. Namibian farmers frequently experience adverse rainfall seasons, leading to floods, droughts, and pest and disease outbreaks. Droughts, occurring every other year with varying severity, have particularly harmed crop and livestock farmers, reducing productivity and income due to poor yields, livestock performance, and market prices.   Technical Advisor of Livestock and Rangeland from […]

todayJune 4, 2024 12


Agra celebrates triumph with PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Awards, 2024

On Tuesday, 5 March 2024, Agra Limited proudly stood in the spotlight once again, receiving prestigious accolades at the PMR Africa Diamond Arrow Awards. Recognized as setting thebenchmark in the Agriculture sector over the past year. Once again Agra's unwavering commitment to stimulating economic growth and development in Namibia earned the company five coveted Diamond Arrow Awards, namely: - Suppliers of Agricultural Equipment and Products - Agriculture (Game) - Agriculture […]

todayMarch 6, 2024 4


17 million South Africans live on communal land – new study of a rural valley offers insights on how to manage it

Tyhume Valley in Eastern Cape, South Africa. Wonga Masiza, Author provided Wonga Masiza, Agricultural Research Council The Tyhume River, flowing from the forested Amathole Mountains in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, gives its name to a valley of 20 villages on communal land. Much of the land is being used to keep livestock, as crop production has declined over the years. This land is under the custodianship of traditional leaders. […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 7


Tuhafeni encourages northern farmers to start growing buffalo grass

    Okapya Livestock Development Centre Manager, Sheuyange Tuhafeni has encouraged northern subsistence cattle farmers to start growing buffalo grass for their cattle instead of buying it from commercial farmers at a high price. Tuhafeni said during a demonstration to farmers on how to plant buffalo grass at Okapya in the Nehale Lya Mpingana constituency of Oshikoto that buffalo grass is favoured by livestock and farmers lack the knowledge on […]

todayFebruary 6, 2024 18


Farmers need to gain access to agricultural information

    By Erastus Ngaruka, Technical Advisor: Livestock & Rangeland Management   Agriculture is by far an economic pillar in Namibia as it directly or indirectly supports all livelihoods in the form of food, employment, and income. Besides that, agricultural production faces many challenges that are associated with climatic conditions, technology, markets, and knowledge or skills amongst others. For example, potential agricultural production in Namibia is vulnerable to climate change […]

todayJanuary 31, 2024 16


Opuwo Town Council issues warning as roaming livestock hinder development

  The Opuwo Town Council has issued a warning to livestock owners to maintain suitable enclosures to keep their livestock from roaming within the town’s boundaries. Extensive amounts of livestock, including goats, sheep, cattle, and pigs, are currently being kept within the town’s boundaries, with some being brought in from neighbouring villages. The growth in the animal population poses unique challenges, with the town council’s technical director, Karui Rikambura, describing […]

todayJanuary 15, 2024 14


The importance of keeping rainfall records

By Hanks Saisai, Technical Advisor: Crops & Poultry Namibia’s Central, North Central, Eastern, Southern, and North-Eastern regions received some rain showers marking the beginning of the 2023/2024 rainy season. Oftentimes, farmers get excited and carried away by the occurrence of rainfall as it is an essential resource that enables farmers to cultivate cereal grains like maize, pearl millet (mahangu) and sorghum. Additionally, rainfall replenishes vegetation (grasses, shrubs, forbs, and bushes) […]

todayDecember 4, 2023 9