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Mahangu - Manna of the north

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Mannfred Goldbeck

Home to the Oshiwambo-speaking people, northern Namibia has its own distinctive character. Read more about Mahangu - Manna of the north

Namibian dams running empty

WINDHOEK NAMPA
Dams and reservoirs across the country are running dry due to poor rainfall.

Sweltering heat and months of little rain have taken a toll on Namibia’s dams, which are at their lowest levels, compared to previous years. Read more about Namibian dams running empty

Seed policy tabled in parliament

WINDHOEK ELLANIE SMIT
The policy seeks to deal with various issues relating to the quality of seed used in the country’s agricultural production.
No law currently in place to regulate sector
PHOTO: NAMPA

The Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry John Mutorwa on Tuesday tabled the Namibia Seed Policy in parliament. Read more about Seed policy tabled in parliament

Namaqua sandgrouse - calling for a glass of wine

Stamps and stories
Ron Swilling

There is a sound that lifts the heart in the arid reaches of southern Africa as a flock of Namaqua sandgrouse flies past. Read more about Namaqua sandgrouse - calling for a glass of wine

Hausiku urges quicker drought response

WINDHOEK - STAFF REPORTER
The prevailing drought in the country needs prompt action, as farmers have already lost livestock, while crop disasters were also being experienced.
As experts seek solutions
NAMPA

Deputy Prime Minister Marco Hausiku has called for urgent action to mitigate the effects of the drought raging in large parts of the country. Read more about Hausiku urges quicker drought response

Sand dunes of the Namib - Fascinating, dynamic and ever changing

Stamps and stories
Ron Swilling

Shaped by the wind and coloured by minerals, an expanse of sensuous sand dunes appears as if a creative artist is lovingly at work. Read more about Sand dunes of the Namib - Fascinating, dynamic and ever changing

Red Line, FMD in spotlight

WINDHOEK - ELLANIE SMIT
Only collaboration between Namibia and its neighbours can ensure that the country successfully eradicates cattle diseases - thereby opening new markets for meat products.
NAMPA

Achieving freedom from transboundary animal diseases demand joint efforts across national boundaries and the establishment of transfrontier disease-free zones. Read more about Red Line, FMD in spotlight

Kunene braced for poor harvest

OPUWO - NAMPA

The Senior Agricultural Extension Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Eliaser Ambata says very few crop farmers would harvest from their maize fields in Kunene Region this year.

He told Nampa yesterday that “the possibility of them getting nothing from their crop fields this year is very high, given the limited rain and the long intervals between the rainfall being received in the region per month”.

“The region receives rain for one day over a few minutes, and two or three weeks pass before further drops are received,” said Ambata. Read more about Kunene braced for poor harvest

Pottery - Ancient craft in nAmibiA

Stamps and stories
A. Otto

The ancient craft of pottery is today only practiced by a few individuals in some AaWambo, VaNyemba and BaSubiya communities of northern Namibia. Read more about Pottery - Ancient craft in nAmibiA

‘Successful’ FMD vaccination campaign ends

MUKWE - NAMPA
Six teams, with four labourers, managed to vaccinate over 28 000 cattle out of the 30 000 targeted during the initiative.

The first round of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccination campaign in Kavango Region’s Mukwe and Ndiyona constituencies this year has been described as successful. Read more about ‘Successful’ FMD vaccination campaign ends

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