Corona crushes women farmers

By ‘Majirata Latela and Kefiloe Kajane The agriculture sector has not been spared the brunt of Covid-19, and women who make a living out of commercial agriculture are out there stranded, contemplating alternative sources of income as the pandemic tightens its grip on Lesotho’s economy.  Women at Kao village in the...

Reprieve for dairy famers

By Kefiloe Kajane The Lesotho National Dairy Board (LNDB) and Lesotho National Farmers Union(LENAFU) this week signed a memorandum of agreement intended to subsidize dairy farmers that were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and enable them to buy fodder. Farmers will receive a 15 percent discount off fodder purchases and a...
By Teboho Serutla Even though the Lesotho Meteorology Services, a few months ago, predicted improved rainfalls in the current summer cropping season, Lesotho continues to experience a food security crisis as it reels from the devastating effects of drought induced by the El-Nino phenomenon. The protracted drought resulted in successive years...

Farmers compensated by MMB

By Neo Kolane Maluti Mountain Brewery (MMB) has designed a program that will ensure relief for local farmers by availing spent grain (moroko) free of charge for the next three months This is in line with MMB’s covid 19 alleviation initiatives to help Basotho recover from the effects of Covid 19. Public...

Cannabis farming side steps EIA

The Parliamentary Social Cluster on Monday heard how many companies involved in cannabis farming start operations without having conducted an environmental impact assessment (EIA). An EIA is a process of evaluating the likely environmental impacts of a proposed project or development, taking into account inter-related socio-economic, cultural and human-health impacts,...