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Is your farm bush encroached?

Are you interested in restoring your rangeland and utilising the harvested bush biomass to produce various value chains such as charcoal?  Look no further than the N-BiG Harvesting Equipment Services available for lease. The Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG) harvesting equipment lease services aims to improve access to highly efficient technologies, tackle the challenges that […]

DAS Kicks off with 25 trainees at Waterberg Plateau Park.

The Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG) is a section 21 non-profit industry association, representing a wide range of private sector and academic members active within the Namibian bush-biomass sector. Part of the association mandate is Knowledge transfer. N-BiG through its De-bushing Advisory Service (DAS) division currently implements a comprehensive capacity development programme for Namibian farmers, SMEs, and […]

Capitalising Bush Biomass Quantification in Namibia

Namibia’s woody biomass industry has endured many years without standardised quantification methods. Due to that, woody biomass assessments were done through unknown methods across Namibia, and this prompted the development of a standardised model (Biomass Quantification Tool (BQT)), that is easy to use and very specific for the estimation of woody biomass in Namibia, a […]

Reporting on the Bush Biomass Sector Survey findings

The Namibian bush biomass sector is a growing sector and has the potential to significantly contribute to the national economy through the establishment and strengthening of both domestic and international value chains and corresponding employment creation. Namibia Biomass Industry Group (N-BiG) through its advisory service DAS carried out farm-level survey in 2019 where about 213 […]

Biomass Fair 2021 Event Postponed

The Standard Bank BIOMASS FAIR has committed to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 regulations and restrictions put in place by the Government of the Republic of Namibia. The 28th Covid-19 Public Briefing included an amendment to Regulation No. 4 on Public Gatherings of the Public Health COVID-19 General Regulations (of the Public and Environmental Health […]

Free online registrations for the Biomass Fair 2021 event

Standard Bank BIOMASS FAIR 2021 (BF 2021) is an event tailored towards the blossoming biomass sector in Namibia and the region at large. For the first time, the Biomass Fair platform is taking place over three days, comprising a Research Symposium (3 June 2021), an Industry Conference and Networking Dinner (4 June 2021) and NCA […]

REGISTRATION FOR FSC TRAINING IN JUNE 2021 IS NOW OPEN!

FSC Southern Africa will be hosting training events on the FSC National Forest Stewardship Standard for Namibia and the FSC Ecosystem Services Procedure in June 2021. The courses are aimed at farmers and consultants interested in applying the FSC Forest Management Standard on their land. The training on Ecosystem Services Procedure is aimed at interested […]

N-BiG launches two new bush biomass industry tools

The Namibia Biomass Industry Group through its De-bushing Advisory Service division launched the Bush Feed Formulation Application and the Biomass Quantification Tool with the support from the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism and  Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Bush Control and Biomass Utilisation Project. The tools aim to promote best practice in the […]