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Agribusiness / Food in Namibia

  • ‘Betting on Africa to Feed the World’ – AfDB president Adesina

    BOTSWANA, 2017/10/17 The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture on Monday 16 October as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Norman Borlaug Lecture under the title: “Betting on Africa to Feed the World”, will be held on World Food Day, October 16, in conjunction with the annual World Food Prize celebration.
  • Africa: How to Adapt to Beat Crippling Droughts

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/17 Right presently, 14 million people across southern Africa face going hungry due to the prolonged drought brought on by the strongest El Niño in 50 years. South Africa will import half of its maize and in Zimbabwe as a lot of as 75 % of crops have been abandoned in the worst-hit areas. With extreme weather, such as failed rains, and drought projected to become additional likely as a result of climate change, some farmers are by presently taking matters into their own hands, and pro-actively diversifying the crops they grow.
  • Africa And Middle East Famines: How China Can Do More

    CHINA, 2017/07/09 The unprecedented outbreak of famine early this year in Africa and the Middle East can be traced to conflict as the root cause. Can China step in to help mitigate the calamity through its Belt and Road initiative? Famine broke out in South Sudan in March 2017. At around the same time, the United Nations announced that Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen were as well on the verge of being hit by long draught, putting around 20 million at risk of starvation. The UN described this as an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and appealed to the international community to donate US$4.4 billion — with little success.
  • Africa: Factbox-World's Major Famines of the Last 100 Years

    BOTSWANA, 2017/03/12 People are currently starving to death in four nations, and 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months The U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Tuesday nearly 1.4 million children were at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Famine was formally declared on Monday in parts of South Sudan, which has been mired in civil war since 2013. People are by presently starving to death in all four nations, and the World Food Programme says additional than 20 million lives are at risk in the next six months. The United Nations defines famine as at the same time as at least 20 % of households in an area face extreme food shortages, acute malnutrition rates exceed 30 %, and two or additional people per 10,000 are dying per day.
  • The Omaheke Regional Council in eastern Namibia

    ANGOLA, 2014/02/13 Despite Namibia experiencing its worst drought in 30 years, beef and cattle producers’ prospects have improved, with a recent relaxation of cross-border trade laws with Angola. var media_image=\"/var/plain_site/storage/images/publications/food-beverage-nutrition/\"; The Omaheke Regional Council in eastern Namibia hopes to any minute at this time sign an agreement with Angola’s southern Cuando Cubango province for on-the-hoof exports of cattle, inclunding increased quantities of processed meat products. Before Namibia, concerned over the potential loss of breeding stock, restricted the cross-border live trade with its northern neighbour to an annual five chief of cattle per farmer. In response to the drought, these laws have been relaxed, said Willie Schutz, operations manager of the Meat Board of Namibia. The ministry has “responded to a real need for local farmers to find a solution to daily survival”, said Schutz.
  • Consumer Trust Wants Action in Wake of Meat Scandal

    NAMIBIA, 2013/05/07 The Namibia Consumer Trust (NCT) wants the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and the Ministry of Health and Social Services to implement mechanisms for the protection of consumers. The request comes in the wake of recent damning revelations that eight out of ten samples of processed meat recently failed DNA tests in South Africa and only two of the samples were found to contain the ingredients listed on their labels. It was confirmed to New Era yesterday that only one of the companies whose products were labelled incorrectly, has withdrawn its meat products.
  • Swakara Industry to Go North-West of Namibia

    NAMIBIA, 2013/01/23 WITH the Swakara pelt industry back on track and the industry booming, additional farmers will receive training in the field, particularly in the north-western parts of Namibia, newly-elected chairperson of the Swakara Board of Namibia Raimar von Hase has said.