By Kefiloe Kajane The minister of agriculture and food security Tefo Mapesela says the seed subsidy for winter farming which includes inputs like peas, wheat and fertilisers will start on April 6. Mapesela encouraged farmers to prepare to plant wheat and peas as winter is almost here. Mapesela revelaed that there...
By ‘Majirata Latela The ministry of small business development and cooperatives will hold a conference starting Monday next week to reconcile monies paid to wool and mohair farmers, with official records. This follows the suspension late last year, of the brokering license of Maseru Dawning, a company owned by Chinese national...
By ‘Majirata Latela Lesotho will from 7_ 14 March, 2021 undertake the 2019/20 Lesotho agricultural census in all districts of the country to assist in filling data gaps for monitoring and evaluating development to address the challenge of food security. The ministry of development, planning through the Bureau of Statistics, along...
By Neo Kolane The Wool and Mohair Promotion Project (WAMPP) will host the second annual auction of rams and ewes at the Quthing Breeding Centre (Sheep Stud) on March 3 2021. The sale of high-yield Merino rams and ewes to local farmers, increases access of Basotho wool producers to improve genetics,...
Online livestock auctions are not a new phenomenon. Gert Coetsee, founder of NetAuctions, started experimenting with online auctions in 2005, selling mainly Nguni and dairy cattle via the website Eco Auctions. In 2015, he changed the name from Eco Auctions to NetAuctions to prevent confusion. “We wanted to clarify that we...