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Namibia Environment Minister launches Namibia’s National Bush Management Resource Strategy 2022-2027

Namibia could generate up to N$76 billion over the next 25 years if the 15.8 million hectares of bush encroached land is thinned sustainably. This is the overall target for restoration of bush encroached land in the National Strategy on the Sustainable Management of Bush Resources 2022-2027, launched on 08September at the Standard Bank Biomass […]

Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2022 Online

Date: 07 – 08 September 2022 Registration link:  https://app.glueup.com/event/standard-bank-biomass-fair-2022-online-62635/ Following the covid-19 pandemic, which halted the event and made large-scale activities worldwide difficult, the Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG), the Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA), and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), will host a two-day Biomass Fair comprising of a Research Symposium and Industry Conference […]

Standard Bank Biomass Fair 2022

Date: 07 – 08 September 2022 Venue: Safari Hotel and Conference Centre, Windhoek, Namibia Registration website: https://app.glueup.com/event/standard-bank-biomass-fair-2022-59710/ Following the covid-19 pandemic, which halted the event and made large-scale activities worldwide difficult, the Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG), the Namibia Charcoal Association (NCA), and the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), will host a two-day […]

Namibia Biomass Industry Group and Agribank signs Memorandum of Understanding – 14 July 2022

Group photo caption – From L-R: Ms. Victoria Hango, Senior Technical Officer: N-BiG; Mr. Nangolo Malima, Board Member: N-BiG; Mr. Progress Kashandula, CEO: N-BiG; Dr Raphael Karuaihe, CEO: Agribank; Mr. Andre Botes, Executive Sales: Agribank; Ms. Elaine Madih, Agri-Advisory Services Manager: Agribank; Mr. Kenneth Kasata, Risk Officer: Agribank. Read full media release here

NOTICE

Please note that we have migrated all the De-bushing Advisory Service website contents from: https://www.dasnamibia.org/  to: https://www.n-big.org/ as the DAS website is discontinued. Farmers’ tools, downloads, additional information, FAQ, videos, and success stories can now be accessed under the N-BiG advisory service via this link: https://www.n-big.org/advisory-services/ Our advisory service continues to serve as a national […]

Farm assessments and biomass assessment

As the biomass industry is taking shape in Namibia, it is advisable for every farmer to understand the value of the encroacher bushes on their farms. The type of encroacher bushes, sizes, density, and yield (depending on the value chain of interest) differs significantly across different camps on every farm. A solution for the Namibian […]

Bush Thinning and Aftercare

Bush control should aim for selective bush thinning rather than clearing. The aim of bush thinning should be to restore ecosystem health of rangelands. This is important for the restoration of savannas that will improve the carrying capacity (good for farmers and beef export markets), help to sustain the natural biodiversity and aesthetics (good for […]

Engagement Opportunity For Namibian SMEs In Bush Biomass

Innovation Energie Développment (IED), an independent consulting and engineering firm specialising in sustainable energy services, is visiting Namibia in May on a mission to do Due Diligence on the biomass supply chain in Namibia. The objective of their mission is to better understand the current biomass supply chain environment, including the ongoing supply chain actors […]

Guide to quantifying woody biomass now on video

We are excited to announce our three series of films aim to raise awareness about the Biomass Quantification Tool, its use, and interpretation for bush-based resource assessment.  The Namibia Biomass industry Group (N-BiG) through its Advisory Service developed the Biomass Quantification Tool(BQT) to assist their members, farmers and resource managers to accurately estimate bush biomass […]