Agriculture in Namibia

  • Africa's Economic Future Depends on Its Farms

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/16 At the same time as the economies of Nigeria and South Africa recently rebounded, it wasn't oil or minerals that did the trick. It was agriculture. Faster and additional sustainable agricultural increase is crucial not only to the continent's economy, but as well to its ability to feed and employ its surging people. Agriculture still accounts for a quarter of gross domestic product and as much as two-thirds of employment in sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, agricultural increase has the biggest impact on non-farm gain and reducing poverty.
  • Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernard Esau.

    NAMIBIA, 2013/08/20 A report by the task force commissioned by government to asses the result of oil exploring surveys on the tuna industry is expected by end of this month, confirmed Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Bernard Esau. The task force that includes three ministries comes four months next The Namibian reported that tests off the coast of southern Namibia by oil prospecting vessels could result in the collapse of the tuna industry. Esau told The Namibian yesterday that he is expecting the statement before end of August in order to find a way that will provide a solution to ensuring that oil explorations do not affect migrating fish.
  • Africa: Can Africa Satisfy Its Hunger?

    BOTSWANA, 2013/04/02 Africa frequently experiences food shortages, although its 900 million farmers could feed the continent, inclunding supplying other parts of the world. But for this to happen they need the support of politicians.
  • Growing interest in pig farming

    NAMIBIA, 2013/02/15 Namibia’s small farmers are showing additional and additional interest in pig farming following the introduction of new pilot scheme aimed at promoting and protecting the sector. The Pig Producers Association has had an overwhelming response to the scheme with small farmers calling on a daily basis to find out additional about it.
  • Heavy Rains Destroy Vungu-Vungu Crops

    NAMIBIA, 2012/12/05  Heavy downpours on Saturday destroyed crop fields of 10 small-scale farmers of the Vungu-Vungu irrigation project in the Kavango Region. The heavy rains that measured about 80mm destroyed nearly 60 hectares of maize, wheat and vegetable fields. A among of the fields lay submerged under water, which is expected to cause largest damage to seedlings. Farmers are now anxious and worried about whether they would be able to harvest sufficient crops to make the monthly loan repayment to the national agricultural bank, Agribank.
  • Huge Increase in Cereal Production 2012-11-06

    NAMIBIA, 2012/11/06 According to the SADC summaries of the crop production performance in the 2011/12 agricultural season and food security prospects in the 2012/13 marketing year by country, Namibia's 2012 production is as well 34 % above the past 5-year average production of 124 000 tonnes.  
  • Best Producers Show Their Stuff 2012-11-06

    NAMIBIA, 2012/11/06 The Namibian Agronomic Board awarded small scale and large scale fresh produce farmers at the National Horticulture Day held in Outapi previously this month.