16 FARMERS Tuesday, July 25 2017 | NEW ERA Bumper harvest… Anne-Nora Lameck and a fellow cropper with one of her bumper harvests which she has been producing despite the spells of drought in recent years. Picture: Interview Lameck Cropper realises bumper harvests for four years running Retired communication specialist and subsistence farmer Anne-Nora Lameck has turned in another bumper harvest this year, which is her fourth bounty year, despite the fact that virtually the entire country has been reeling under severe drought that has left many households destitute and killed thousands of livestock across the country. Kundana Editor Desie Heita spoke to Lameck on her farming success the last lean years. Desie Heita (DH): How do you manage to have such a good harvest when, seemingly, every other subsistence farmer has been suffering the effect of persistent drought? Anne-Nora Lameck (ANL): Hard work is the game to a good harvest. My team at Oupili [in Ohangwena Region’s Okongo district] are so dedicated that they always make sure that if some of the crops are not doing well during planting, they will replant and transplant to other areas where their crops are not doing well. DH: Do you use a different seasonal timetable that allows you to have such a good harvest, while other farmers experience lesser bounty harvests? ANL: I always target the first rain in December, but that does not mean that I used a different seasonal timetable. I wish I had a borehole to irrigate my crops so that when the rains start in December, they will not die or so. DH: What agricultural techniques and advice would you like to share with other subsistence farmers? ANL: I am still an old-fashioned person who uses oxen to plough the whole field but what I could share with other subsistence farmers who use oxen like I do is that they have to look after their animals well before ploughing time. They Kavango East farmers question first land conference resolutions RUNDU Farmers in the Kavango East Region are bemoaning some resolutions of the first national land conference of 1991. The farmers raised their apprehensions here last Tuesday during a consultative meeting on the second national land conference scheduled for September. One of their concerns is with Resolution 15, which states: “Farmers in communal areas should be allowed to give their crops and livestock effective protection from wild animals.” Reginald Ndara, a farmer, says even if they fence in their animals, they get little compensation when wild animals destroy their crops or livestock. Currently the Ministry of Environment and need to gather pods and dry melons to keep them in good condition to enable them to plough. I also advise those who have no cattle or goats to gather manure from water ponds, in forests or under trees where animals rest. I tried tractors but I have no luck with them – where they plough we always have problems of replanting, so maybe another technique will be found. We need to work hard and not be deterred from working harder when insects invade our fields or when the rain stops a bit. We need to monitor our fields always, check where the crops are not good and see what could be done. We need to come together sometimes and learn from one another. The problem is sometimes when somebody is doing great, we tend to be intimated instead of seeking advice. I will be available to new ideas from my fellow subsistence farmers and I will also be ready to advise those who need my assistance. DH: Tell us more about the size of the crop field, and the crops being cultivated and harvested here? ANL: This piece of land is not yet measured but it is nearly 20 hectares. The crops being cultivated and harvested there are mahangu, sorghum (oilyavala), all assorted melons, snake beans, nuts (eefukwa) and calabashes (oikola). I am planning to extend my field this year by a hectare or more since I am going to be there permanently now. We will see what will happen next year this time. DH: Is there a specific reason why you chose these specific crops for cultivation? ANL: This is our traditional crop that I grew up doing and that is what I am good at, than other modern businesses. My mother taught us not Tourism (MET) does not fully compensate farmers when their animals are killed and only pay a token N,500 per animal. The former chief regional officer of the Kavango East Regional Council, Sebastian Kantema, who has been farming since retiring in 2016, echoes the sentiments and wants to know how financial constraints can be a challenge for the government since 1991. He suggests that the ministry look into other mitigation measures or find ways to relocate wild animals into conservancies or national parks to avoid farmers losing their crops and animals. Another farmer, Timotheus Shinkeva, is concerned about Resolution 13, stating that all Namibian citizens have the right to live wherever they choose within the national territory. He says those who have relocated from their to lose our culture and must always work hard. Her words always click into my ears and I will never disappoint her wherever she is. We will always make improvements in our method of cultivating and plan for better than the other year. One never knows maybe mahangu and other traditional crops we cultivate will find a market outside Namibia. DH: You have been experiencing good harvests for the past four seasons. What do you do with the harvest? Is it all for consumption or do you sell some? ANL: Yes, God is great and I praise him every day. For every harvest, I do invite my neighbours and all those who assisted us during the harvesting to come for thanksgiving (oshipe). I do sell some to those who need mahangu and the rest is for our consumption and give some to those I think need to be assisted. We live in communities where we have to support and assist each other whenever we can. Since I will be there on a full-time basis now, I am going to market my products intensively and will produce more for the market. DH: When did you set up your homestead at Oupili? And when you arrived there, did you know that the field, the soil, is that rich and would give you such good harvests? ANL: This was a long time ago, when I was in my forties [laughs], when I set up my homestead and did not think that it will prosper as today. I wanted to sell it when things were not going well – I was young and thought I do not need village life but thanks to my friend, Mee Ndamona Ndeulita who sat me down and educated me on what the future holds for me. Till today, I am thankful for her advice. regions of origin do not respect the rights and customs of their new communities. “Very often communal farmers, relocated to the Kavango East from other regions, refuse to approach traditional authorities or attend traditional court hearings and instead take matters to the High Court,” he complained. Shinkeva advises that traditional leaders be given powers to handle communal land affairs. MET public relations officer, Romeo Muyunda, reiterates that there are mitigation measures in place such as a quick response from MET officials when human-wildlife conflict occurs, but urges farmers in communal areas to keep their livestock in kraals most of the time and herd them carefully if near conservancies or national parks. – Nampa Meat Board, livestock industry evaluate vision Staff Reporter Windhoek The Joint Vision of the Namibian livestock and meat industry, an initiative of the Meat Board of Namibia (MBN), was evaluated at an industry meeting last week. Progress regarding the implementation of the Joint Vision was presented and aspects that need urgent attention were identified. The meeting was informed by the National Planning Commission (NPC) on the implementation of the Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) and by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), on the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP)’s comprehensive, coordinated and integrated agricultural development programme (HACCAIDEP). The creation of a market for cattle producers north of the veterinary cord fence, the defining and implementation of value addition in the meat industry, and the financing of critical functions of the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) are specifically to be addressed in the Joint Vision programme. The Joint Vision was introduced to the public by the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry in February 2014. The MBN also announced that the compulsory use of the double ear tags for export to South Africa will be implemented from September 1. These ear tags are currently only available at the MBN at N.75 per set. Producers who want to buy ear tags need to produce their original Stock Brand Certificate or card. Meanwhile, the MBN says its FanMeat scheme is going from strength to strength. The scheme provides assurance to consumers of Namibian meat regarding the welfare of production animals, the traceability of the meat from the slaughterhouse to the farm of origin as well as the safety of the meat in respect of antibiotic residues and growth hormones. This scheme involves the entire chain from farming to export, slaughterhouse and standards, and rules are based on legislation and good animal practice principles. To further enhance the integrity of the scheme, FanMeat membership will become compulsory for transporters of livestock to export slaughterhouses in Namibia. However, the public will be informed of the intended date of implementation of this measure.
Khorixas ge skolgôan !aroma !uias ǁgaraga go ǂanǂan Clemans Miyanicweb Khorixas ǀGuikaidisi ts ǀgamdisis xa a !nāsa ǁgûn hîa ge ǂnûs Kuneneb ǁGau!nâs ǀKharisi ǀHûs (KERF) x age ǂgaihesa ǂoago wekheb Wunstaxtsēs ai Khorixas !nâ ǁgao!nâ hâ in ge ge mîǁgui skolǀgôan !us di ǁkhaisa irsa xu !gangu !nâ hâmasa mā-amhe tidesa. Nē !uia hâmadi ge ra !aroma ǀgaisase ǂauxûiba sîsenūs ǂkhamkhoesib ǁaegu ra ǂapǂoasa. “Mîǁgui da ra ǀguis khami ī ǀgôa-i tsîn !uia ǁaegu ai !gangu !nâ hâma tidesa?” tib ge !gôahesa Mistake !Hoaeb, Aiǂnû-aob Khorixas KERFs tiba, ǁgûna ge dî, hîa ‘A’ ti ǀgui dommi ǀkha ge a !ereamna. ǁGûn ge ǁkhāti ge mîǁgui skolǀgôan !uiadi ai ǁgâudi tawa tamas kai o HELAO NAFIDI TOWN COUNCIL SALE OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTIES Notice is hereby given in terms of section 63 (2) (b) of the Local Authorities Act, Act 23 of 1992 (as amended) that the Town Council of Helao Nafidi intends sell immovable properties by way of private transaction to the listed person/companies indicated below. No Erf No: Name of Applicant Zoning Size Purchase Price Township & Extension 1. 1540 Namibia Dragon City (Proprietary) Limited 2. 13 Namundjebo Northgate Properties (PTY) LTD 3. 1349 SAMCO Import and Export CC Business 84 916 m 2 N$ 5,322 Oshikango Ext.5 102.00 Business 29 076 m 2 N,223 338.00 Oshikango Proper Residential 1842 m 2 N,470.00 Oshikango Proper 4. 1557 Cai’s Investment CC Business 8786 N0 663.00 Oshikango Ext.5 All written objections must be lodged with the office of the Chief Executive Officer of Helao Nafidi Town Council at Private Bag 503, Ohangwena, on or before 8 th August 2017. Enquiries: Josephina Jonas (Property Officer) – 065-261928/065-260000 hosteldi !nâ nî hâsa khomais ǀkha ra ǀhabeǀhabesense. Nē ǂnûs di hâs ge ge !aromahe ǁnāpan ge ǂgui !gôab !nâ hâ ǀgôana Welwitshia Junior Sekondere Skola xu ǁaerob ǀgaiba a !haes khao!gâ. Nē skolǀgôan ge skoli di !hūs ain ǂauxûiba ra sîsenūse ge !khō!nâhe. ǀNî ǁgûn nē a !haesa ǀgôan din gere ǂgan îs !haesa ǂgaeoahe ǀgôan nē ǁaeb !nâ ǁkhāǁkhāhe ra xūna ra ǂoa!nâ amaga, xaweb ge Welwitshia Junior Sekondere Skoli ǀAwemā!nans di aiǂnû-aob Erwin ǀHowoseba ge mî, nē !haes ǂgae-oahe tidesa. ǀHowoseb ge ǁgûna ǀawemā tsî gere mî in ǀgôana ǁgui ǀû tsî ǁnāt kaikai !ereamxasiban nî taniǁkhāse. Khorixas ǀhûhâsib ǂhôaǂgares ǂnûǁkhaeba-aon ge ge mî, ǁîn ge hōhō!nâs proxrammi ǀkha a tsoatsoasa hîa ǀhubuǀhubusenxūn tsî ǂauxûiba sîsenūsa ra gowaǀîse. Nē proxrammi ge ‘Hî-î’ ti ǀgui a ǂansa. KERFs di aiǂnû-aob ge ǁgûna !huis KERFs disa gere mîba, mî gerese nē ǂnûiǂgās ge Ministeris ǁGau!nâs, ǂNuwiǁkhāsib tsî !Hao!nāsiǂūsin dis xa a ǂnuwihesa. KERFs ge 17 ǁanina xū hâ hîa Outjob, Kamanjab, Opuwos, !Naniǀaus tsî Khorixas tsî noxopa ǀnî !āde !khōǂgā hâsa. ǀNî hâ ǁgûs hîa !Garas ti ǀgui gere ǀonǂgaisens ge ā!khaigu tsî shibindi tsîn di ǂganamhesa gere aoǁgui, ǁnāpas ge noxopa tare-i !aromadi nē ā!khaidi tsîna ǁkhā ǁaeb ai ǂganamhe tamasa gere ǂan ǂgaose. !Hoaeb ge ǀams ai ǁgûna !gā!gāba tsî gere mî, skoldanan ǀgôana ǁaerob ǀgaiba !haes di ǀgaib ǀguiba ūhâ xawes skoli ǀawemā!nansa nē ǀgôana ǁnâu!gâs !ereamxasiba tani hâsa. ǀHubuǀhubusenxūn xa !ganu hân ǁîn tsâsiga naun ǁga ra mā!kharus Selma Ikelas tsî Alvine Kapitako ǀAeǁgams ǁNāti ī mâsib !gâise ǀhubuǀhubusenxūna sîsenū tsî tsâs dib ge ǀnî ǀhubuǀhubusenxūn sîsenū-aona ge ǁgari in ‘bluetooth’ tin ra ǀonǂgai ǀgauba sîsenū tsî ǀhubuǀhubusenxū-e sîsenū tsî !gâise ra tsâ khoe-i di ǀaoba ū tsî ǁî-i ǂkhurub !nâ ǁgaiǂgā tsî ǁî-i tsîna ǁkhā tsâsiba hō. Nē ǀgaub ge ǀhubuǀhubusenxūna gaxuse sîsenū hâ khoen xa mari-i nî ǀkhai tsēdi ai ra sîsenūhe. Cynthia Martin-Haihambos hîa aitsamas a ǀhonkhoe ai senters, Hephzibah ti a ǂansas dis ra mîsa !oab ge nē ‘bluetooth’ sîsenūǀgauba noxopa kaise a ǀasa Namibiab ǀhubuǀhubusenxūn sîsenū-aon ǁaegu. Suid Afrikab di ǂhôa!â-i ra mîsa !oa-i ge ǀhubuǀhubusenxūn sîsenūao-e ǁgam-i ǀkha ǀhubuǀhubusenxū-e haba tsî !khās soǀôa-i ra hâ!nâ khami ī xūb !nâ ra ǁgaiǂgā. Nē khoe-i ge !om!aros tamas kai o ǁôaba ǀkhamasase !gae!hon tsî ǁnāpa xu nē habasa ǀhubuǀhubusenxū-e î-i ǂkhurub !nâ ra ǀiriǂgā. ǁNās khao!gâ-i ge ǁî-i di ǀaoba ǁkhā xūb !nâ ǂgaeǂui tsî î-i ǀhōsa-e ra mā hîa ǁnā ǀaob ǀkha ra !khāsen tsî kaise !hae ǁaeb !nâ !gâise tsâ-e. Hoan xa !nāsase ra sîsenūhe ǀhubuǀhubusenxū-i ge Namibiab !nās !aroa a heroin, tis ge Haihambo-Martinsa ge mî, xawes ge noxopa ge mî kokain-i tsî methamphetamines-i tsîn on ra !khāǁkhaes khami sîsenūhesa. “Mâ xū-i hîa ǁgam-i ǀkha a habahe ǁkhā-i hoa-i ge ǂkhurugu !nâ a ǀiriǂgāhe ǁkhā aiǁgause Handy Andy-i tamas kai o Spirits-i khami,” Nē ǀhubuǀhubusenxū-i ge duruǁgans !nâ tamas kai o khōb !nâ ra ǀiriǂgāhe tsî ǀases timîsi 10-20 sekondegu !nâ ra sîsentsoatsoa tsî !nonasa xu koro irgu kōse khoe-e !gâise ra tsâ kai. Mûmûsaseb ge Namibiaba ǁaeb ǀkha ǀhubuǀhubusenxūn ra ǂgâxa-ū!nâhe !hūba xu ǀhubuǀhubusenxūna ra sîsenū !hūb !nâ ra dawa!khunisen, Haihambo-Martins ra mîsa !oa. ǂUrusib tsî ǀHûhâsi !Oabadi Ministeri Bernard Haufikub ge ra mî, nēti ī ‘bluetooth’ sîsenū-aon !hau!hausase HIVs di ǂapaǂoa tsî ǂhīgusa ra ǀgapiǀgapisa. ǀHubuǀhubusenxūn ǂHanuga Sîsenǂuis !Âb, !Nakaǂnôa Komisareb Fabian Musweub ge !khâikhom tsî nē sîseūs ‘bluetoothi’ dis a !aorosa !khaisa gere ǀgomǀgom!gao. 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