Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2012-12-07 08:31
Stamps and Stories
It may be strange to compare the 2.5- 4.6 kg rock hyrax or dassie, as it’s commonly called in southern Africa, with the 3,000-6,000 kg elephant but family trees, even amongst animals, reveal strange and interesting histories.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2012-12-07 07:50
ROME - NAMPA/AFP
Investments in food production will be crucial as the sector is expected to experience a slow growth, agricultural analysts argue.
Global food production will slow over the coming decade following an exceptional but unsustainable rate of growth in developing countries, with more investment needed in the sector, the UN's food agency said yesterday.
The role of regional governors on the pertinent issue of land distribution is currently limited, blurring decisions on resettlement. Government wants to give them more power in this regard.
The Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Amendment Bill aimed at making Regional Governors members and chairpersons of the Land Reform Advisory Commission sub-committees was introduced in Parliament this week.
“The ministry established the need for committees to continue operating at the regional level to deal specifically with the issues of resettlement,” said Lands and Resettlement Minister, Alpheus !Naruseb.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2012-11-23 08:43
WINDHOEK - NAMPA
The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has called on interested parties to provide recommendations on revisions to be made to the Forest Act of 2001.
The increase in the illegal harvesting of timber and loads of confiscated forest products has prompted the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) to revise and strengthen the Forest Act of 2001 through appropriate amendments.
Agriculture, Water and Forestry Minister, John Mutorwa, made this announcement during a media conference this week, calling on members of the public and interested parties to provide pertinent factual information, advice, comments and appropriate recommendations with regard to the Forest Act 12 of 2001. Read more about Ministry to revise Forest Act of 2001