The Gaborone High Court will deliver judgment in a case in which Fresh Standard, a Botswana-based company, is fighting for the right to obtain a licence to grow hemp and cannabis plants for industrial use on Kangwe farms.
The Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) has welcomed the decision by that country’s Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform to withdraw two permits issued for the drilling of 37 boreholes for exploration and hydrogeological purposes in the Stampriet Basin.
The rising inflation rate in Namibia can partly be ascribed to the unprecedented spike in the price of agricultural inputs this year.
The African investigative environmental journalism group, Oxpeckers, has launched the #WildEye Southern Africa online tool to help map and track wildlife crime in Southern Africa.
An estimated 2,5 million hectares have been destroyed by forest and veld fires in Namibia so far this year.
Charcoal production in Namibia formed an important part of on-farm diversification and offered farmers a valuable source of additional income.
The Namibian agriculture sector’s contribution to that country’s GDP grew from 4,5% in 2019 to almost 6,6% in 2020.
In order to save Namibia’s ailing dairy industry the industry would have to restrict the volume of imported dairy products.
Human-elephant conflict in Namibia has had a significant impact on the production potential of farms, and has become a serious threat to the country’s animal health status.
A new strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which was first detected in Zambia in 2019, has now been identified in Namibia.
At least half of the recent wildfires that have been destroying thousands of hectares of grazing in Namibia have been caused by negligence, according to Piet Gous, Namibian Agricultural Union president.
A livestock traceability system in Zimbabwe is crucial to gain access to global markets and improve the national herd’s health status. This was according to the country’s deputy minister of agriculture Vangelis Haritotod.