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The Minister of Industrialisation and Trade, Lucia Iipumbu, says there is a need to recognise women farmers and urgently address challenges they face including land rights.

Namibia is turning to Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to fill the gap left by suspended poultry imports from South Africa due to the alarming spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

The Directorate of Veterinary Services under the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform has suspended the importation into Namibia and the transit of live poultry and their products from South Africa with immediate effect following the outbreak and alarming spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the neighboring country.

Namibia’s fishing industry recorded significant growth during the second quarter of 2023 after exports soared to N$4.1 billion compared to N$3.2 billion recorded during the same period last year.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform says it has received 168 tractors from the 350 procured to help boost agricultural productivity in the country.

The Meat Board of Namibia has issued a call for applications for the 2024 quota of beef supply to Norway.

Kelp Blue is among this year's finalists of the Zayed Sustainability Prize, the UAE’s pioneering global sustainability and humanitarian award, which carries a $11.4 million (US$ 600,000) prize.

Minister of Agriculture, Water, and Land Reform, Calle Schlettwein, has revealed that Namibia exported its inaugural soft citrus and grapefruit shipments in the first quarter of 2023, valued at N$15 million (424 tonnes), with zero rejections.

Namibia Power Corporation's (NamPower) 40 megawatts (MW) biomass power station aims to yield around N$21 billion in microeconomic and macroeconomic benefits, The Brief has established. 

The Chakula Investment Group says it has invested N$37 million towards the construction of a state-of-the-art abattoir set to open in the Kunene Region, Otjikondo area in October.

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