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NCA Charcoal kiln pilot in full swing

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The Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA) in collaboration with the Support to De-bushing Project is currently implementing a pilot project for improved charcoal kilns in the Okahandja area. The “restort” kiln technology allows for emission offsetting, improved charcoal quality as well as higher efficiency resulting in better yields.  A Specialist, Mrs Dagmar Honsbein with the financial…

Emerging Farmers rangeland workshop

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Rangeland Coordination Unit (RCU) in collaboration with MAWF (Ministry of Agriculture Water & Forestry) held a rangeland management workshop,were about 45 emerging farmers from Omaheke region representatives attended and  were given principle guidelines of rangeland management as outline the Rangeland policy and strategy . The farmers were as introduced to DAPEES (Directorate of Agricultural Production, Extension…

Bush thinning could accrue net benefits, economic valuation studies predicts

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A study by the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) on the Economics of Land Degradation in relation to bush encroachment in Namibia found that bush control and biomass utilisation has the potential to generate substantial net benefits of around N$ 48 billion over 25 years. This is based on various assumptions that 60% (15.8 million ha)…

MITSMED Charcoal Sector Growth Strategy workshop held in Otjiwarongo

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Namibia’s farmland is burdened by massive encroachment of bush species, the phenomena coupled with overgrazing and poor rangeland practices has led to land degradation in some parts of the country. A combination of wood and charcoal production has been implemented as a successful mitigation strategy to bush encroachment. Organised by the Ministry of Industrialization, Trade…

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