WHO WE ARE?
Namfarmers is Namibia’s trusted farming and agriculture magazine that focuses on promoting agriculture. Namfarmers simply means (Namibian farmers) which aimed at building a network for farmers and agribusiness stakeholders through digital and printed magazine in order to attract more potential customers to their products. The magazine is information driven with comprehensive information on major topics in agriculture & environment that will help in educating farmers to advance their agribusiness and the importance of environmental conservation.Namfarmers further update farmers with local and international analysis on the latest news in agriculture and related market trends that will keep farmers up to date.
At Namfarmers magazine, we take great delight and excellence in assuring businesses, by offering a comprehensive tailored platform directly to farmers.
Our philosophy is simple; we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of farmers, primarily through information sharing on new farming trends on the market. The magazine aims to promote agriculture, farming and environmental sustainability. Agriculture will be promoted in all areas. It is evident clear that, without a proper sustainable environment, no agricultural and farming practices will be held. Thus, Namfarmers magazine aims to highlight the importance of environmental conservation and awareness among the people.
The magazine is being distributed countrywide through local retailers (Shoprite, Checkers & Woermann brock). The magazine is also available at certain selected service stations, lodges and various government and stakeholder offices. Because of its well informative and up to date contents, school and university libraries are also accommodating the magazine in their library through subscription.
THE SERVICES THAT WE OFFER
Marketing & Advertising for various organisations
Namfarmers magazine provides tailored platforms to farmers and entities that have interest in the Agri sector where they can directly advertise their products and services to their target customers. It is evident clear that through this platform, they will directly reach their clients. Why? Because the magazine is thoroughly dispersed over the whole of Namibia, as it is available in most popular retailers. Secondly, the magazine has a very long shelf life (monthly) enabling adverts and contents covered in to be widely seen.
Agricultural & farmers service consultants
Agricultural consultants are professional problem-solvers and advisers that provide advice in all matters concerning the ownership and occupation of land and rural businesses. They can specialise in providing agricultural related consultancy services to individual farmers, companies and organisations.
At Namfarmers, we provide assistance for individuals (end-users) and farmers; who would want to embark on certain researches for instance “the cause of foot & mouth disease in cattle’s”. Namfarmers also acts in collaboration with some stakeholders to advice farmers on how to increase their yield and how to farm naturally (greener way) without damaging the environment where agricultural and farming practices are held. Namfarmers also aims to educate farmers on how to resolve conflict between wild animals and livestock.
Environmental & Risk Analysis
At Namfarmers, we highly believe that environmental sustainability is of utmost importance. A damaged environment takes several years before it comes back in full swing of recovery, that`s why we highly believe that our environment should be well conserved. We have a team of experts that can analyse the environmental issue or prevailing issues before they materialise. Prevention is better than cure.
Farm management, making and implementing of the decisions involved in organizing and operating a farm for maximum production and profit. Farm management draws on agricultural economics for information on prices, markets, agricultural policy, and economic institutions such as leasing and credit. It also draws on plant and animal sciences for information on soils, seed, and fertilizer, on control of weeds, insects, and disease, and on rations and breeding; on agricultural engineering for information on farm buildings, machinery, irrigation, crop drying, drainage, and erosion control systems; and on psychology and sociology for information on human behaviour. In making his decisions, a farm manager thus integrates information from the biological, physical, and social sciences.
At Namfarmers, we cannot emphasise the importance of managing a farm correctly. As a result, we have a team of experts that can manage your farms, whether it’s a communal or commercial farmer. Because farms differ widely, the significant concern in farm management is the specific individual farm; the plan most satisfactory for one farm may be most unsatisfactory for another. Farm management problems range from those of the small, near-subsistence and family-operated farms to those of large-scale commercial farms where trained managers use the latest technological advances, and from farms administered by single proprietors to farms managed by the state.
Agricultural Research & Development
Namfarmers also have a team of experts that offers disaster recovery plans consisting of the precautions taken so that the effects of a disaster will be minimised, in case of a flood or other natural disaster. In that way the farmers will be able to either maintain or quickly resume mission-critical functions.