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Ongwediva-The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry has warned that the country is likely to experience a second armyworm outbreak in a row, following last year’s one.
“According to the data that was collected from pheromone traps on the number of Fall Armyworm (FAW) moths, the data shows that FAW is still around and as soon as the host plants are available the moths will start producing egg masses on the plant leaves,” said the PS of agriculture, water and forestry, Percy Misika.
Windhoek-Southern Africa is still battling to recover from the 2015/16/ El Niño-induced drought, which by last year had affected about 41 million people across the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).
Windhoek-As livestock and crop farmers across Namibia fear another drought, the prospects for rain this week has improved, while the continuation of seasonal rainfall during February will be critical to crop development and production.
According to the UN’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network Report, a weakening of the suppressed convective weather pattern, and a return towards a more seasonably rainfall distribution throughout much of Southern Africa in early February could translate into widespread moderate to locally heavy precipitation over several anomalous dry regions.
Ongwediva-Good rains are expected over Southern Africa as from the beginning of February as the disruptive tropical cyclone, Ava, finally clears up from the Mozambican coast.
Initially weather forecasters had predicted normal to above normal rainfall for Namibia and other countries in the SADC region between January and March 2018.
Story by Alvine Kapitako
WINDHOEK - Namibia continues to receive inflows of new African refugees with 15 to 20 new arrivals recorded monthly, says the Commissioner for Refugees in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration, Nkrumah Mushelenga.
By Irene Hoaës
WINDHOEK - The number of vulnerable people that need humanitarian assistance in SADC has increased from 3.6 million in 2009 to 4.04 million in 2010.
Namibia is among the eight countries consisting of Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe that require humanitarian assistance.
According to the SADC Director for Food Agriculture and Natural Resources, Magreth Nyirenda, not even during the worst food crises in SADC in 1991/2 had the figures been that high.
by Reagan Malumo
KATIMA MULILO - Floods have displaced hundreds of learners, teachers and communities in the Zambezi flood plain areas of eastern Caprivi, forcing some of them to relocate to higher grounds at Schuckmannsburg where classes have been disrupted.
The situation worsened after water from the Zambezi River overflowed, causing floods at Nankuntwe, Namiyundu and Schuckmannsburg in Kabbe constituency.
The hydrological office at Katima Mulilo warned about the possibility of more flooding in the eastern flood plain this year compared to last year.
Last Thursday, Alfred …