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Sharp rise in elephant numbers a threat to farms in Namibia

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.

New foot-and-mouth disease strain detected in Namibia

A new strain of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), which was first detected in Zambia in 2019, has now been identified in Namibia.

Negligence blamed for wildfires 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.

Traceability to open beef export opportunities for Zimbabwe

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.

Bid for removal of Namibia’s veterinary fence a risk for SA

A recent application submitted to the High Court to have the veterinary cordon fence (VCF) in Namibia declared unconstitutional is misguided, according to Thinus Pretorius, chairperson of the Namibian Livestock Producers’ Organisation.

Brown locust outbreaks threaten Southern Africa

Dr Gerhard Verdoorn, operations and stewardship manager at CropLife South Africa, has warned that the recent huge outbreaks of brown locusts (Locustana pardalina) in Southern Africa could cause a humanitarian crisis.

Farmers urged to report crime along the SA-Lesotho border

The time has come for the citizens of Lesotho and South Africa to take hands and act against criminals surreptitiously crossing the border between the two countries.

Great scope for expansion of Namibia’s poultry industry

The poultry industry in Namibia didn’t escape the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to René Werner, chairperson of the Namibia Poultry Producers’ Association (PPA).

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy set to recover in 2021 – World Bank

African countries have made remarkable investments to keep their economies afloat and protect the lives and livelihoods of their people over the past year, according to Albert G. Zeufack, World Bank chief economist for Africa.

Drought, COVID-19 take heavy toll on Namibian sheep farmers

The Namibian Swakara industry has experienced major production losses for the past three consecutive years.

Kudu rabies epidemic in Namibia drives up trophy prices

The Namibian Livestock Producers’ Organisation (LPO) has welcomed the encouraging results of new research being conducted on the ongoing epidemic of kudu rabies in Namibia.

Namibian dairy industry in fight for survival

The Namibian dairy sector is battling to survive, with production decreasing and the price-cost squeeze forcing producers to exit the sector.

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