Namibia enters second phase of rice field trials for local production

The Namibian government has started implementing the second phase in the field trial of 15 Chinese rice varieties which are being tested to determine whether they can be adapted for farming locally. The field trials, which started early last year, are underway at the Kalimbeza Green Scheme, one of several…

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Namibia’s communal grain farmers honored for bumper harvests 2017

The Champion Communal Grain Farmers’ Awards in the Zambezi Region in Namibia have returned after an absence of two years, with champion farmers delivering bumper harvests in 2017. The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) crowned Alex Siseho the dry-land white maize champion farmer in the Zambezi Region for 2017, while Fred…

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How a school teacher became a farming mentor

Mr. Tilo Chimuka, a retired teacher from the Mazabuka district, is not only earning a good living for himself and his family through conservation farming practices, he is also instrumental in helping the Agriculture Department in training other farmers to care for their land. Tilo farms on 10 ha in…

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How this engineer got the balance of a mixed farm right

Brian Musonda (57) runs a mixed farming operation on his 10ha small-scale commercial farm outside the Copperbelt town of Ndola. An engineer, who graduated from, a German Polytech, Brian has spent the greater part of his working life in the engineering sector. At some point he realised that farming was a…

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