A large proportion of resource poor rural households in southern African communal areas are dependent on wild edible fruits to meet part of their daily nutritional needs. For many people and ethnic groups, the use of wild edible fruits is a source of cultural identity, reflecting a deep and important body of knowledge about the environment, survival, harvesting, preservation and other forms of management. This study was aimed at documenting the role of wild edible fruits in the livelihoods of people in Namibia and Zimbabwe.

Omuthiya-Oshikoto Region’s directorate of rural water supply yesterday commenced with what will be a countrywide survey on rural water and sanitation in an effort to ascertain the accessibility and

Lusaka – The Southern African Development Community is losing an estimated $16-million per month through the rampant smuggling of the Pterocarpus Chrysothrix trees, used for fine timber and medicin

Karibib — Solar energy generation reached yet another milestone last Friday when an N$120 million solar power plant was launched at Karibib in the Erongo Region by the Deputy Minister of Mines and

WINDHOEK – Namibia and France this week signed a financial co-operation agreement to fund green and ecofriendly businesses.

Reducing poverty and inequality continues to be an important national priority in Namibia.

SWAKOP Uranium is investigating claims that the tailings dam at its Husab mine is leaking dangerous waste material into underground water sources.

CABINET has approved the Mental Health Bill 2017 in principle, information minister Tjekero Tweya said last week.

Soil degradation is a major threat for farmers of semi-arid north-central Namibia. Soil conservation practices can be promoted by the development of soil quality (SQ) evaluation toolboxes that provide ways to evaluate soil degradation. However, such toolboxes must be adapted to local conditions to reach farmers. Based on qualitative (interviews and soil descriptions) and quantitative (laboratory analyses) data, we developed a set of SQ indicators relevant for our study area that integrate farmers' field experiences (FFE) and technical knowledge.

The environment ministry has initiated a cleaning campaign across the country, in which villages, town councils, regions and communities win trophies for having the cleanest region or town.

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