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Namibian Organic Production Manual
For Livestock, Horticulture and Crops

Organic Agriculture is an acknowledged sustainable method using natural resources, and therefore the development of the Namibian Organic Production Manuals was commissioned and financed by the GIZ Support to Land Reform Programme, on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany and in close cooperation with the Namibian Organic Association (NOA).

NOA thanks german cooperation (Deutsche Zusammenarbeit) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH for their invaluable support in producing this publication.

Foreword and index

Chapter 1
Organic agriculture: origins, principles and definition

Chapter 2
Soil fertility in organic agriculture

Chapter 3
Pest and disease control

Chapter 4
Weed and vegetation management

Chapter 5
Organic seed and plant production

Chapter 6
Organic certification
Chapter being revised

Chapter 7
Organic livestock production principles

Chapter 8
Organic and FANmeat cerification

Chapter 9
Animal welfare

Chapter 10
Animal nutrition and veterinary care

Chapter 11
Namibian specific production considerations

Chapter 12
Frequently asked questions


The African Organic Agriculture Training Manual project, which was started in October 2009 by the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (www.fibl.org alt) aims at delivering and enabling best farming practices to farmers, farmer groups, extension workers and trainers.

The appropriate training materials will help extension workers to better address and communicate with small-holder farmers, and as a result encourage application of new technologies for sustainable agriculture. This training manual is a key ingredient in the dissemination of sustainable agriculture best practices.

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual

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The Biosafety Act, No. 7 of 2006

The Biosafety Act, No. 7 of 2006, provides measures to regulate activities involving the research, development, production, marketing, transport, application and other uses of genetically modified organisms and specified products derived from genetically modified organisms. It establishes a Biosafety Council and defines its powers, functions and duties. It also makes provision for incidental matters.

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The Research, Science and Technology Act, No. 23 of 2004

The Research, Science and Technology Act, No. 23 of 2004, provides for the promotion, co-ordination and development of research, science and technology in Namibia. It establishes the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology and the National Research, Science and Technology Fund. It also makes provision for incidental matters.

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"Living in Organic Times" is the annual newspaper of the Namibia Organic Association.

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Organic Times 2014
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NOA Organic Times 2013

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NOA Organic Times 2012