The Namibia Agricultural Union and land reform

Publisher: Namibia Agricultural Union in Windhoek , Namibia

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  • Land reform -- Namibia,
  • Land tenure -- Namibia

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Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform. Hon. Anna Shiweda, MP. Deputy Minister. Percy W. Misika Executive Director: Esther Kaapanda. Deputy Executive Director. Department of Planning, Marketing & Administration. Mr. Joseph Hailwa. Acting Deputy Executive Director. Department of Water, Affairs & Forestry. Sophie Kasheeta. Namibia’s low and unreliable rainfall pattern limits its potential as a commercial, self-sufficient and reliable agricultural crop producer. Extended periods of drought impact heavily on Namibia's agricultural sector and the tenuous food security of the rural poor.   The government started the land reform programme in but opted to use the willing buyer-willing seller system to buy land, at market prices, from private farm owners who owned the land before independence. Namibia wants to transfer 43 percent, or 15 million hectares of its arable agricultural land, to previously disadvantaged blacks by By the end of , 27 percent was . Mr Sakkie Coetzee, Executive Manager: Namibia Agricultural Union Interview 9: "There is a perception that land expropriation is mainly targeting foreigners" This is the table of content from the book: This land is my land! Motions and emotions around land reform in Namibia, von Erika von Wietersheim. Book title: This land is my land!

  The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has settled 80 claims benefitting million beneficiaries at the cost of R40 billion, inclusive of financial compensation to beneficiaries. Namibia, on the other hand, wants to transfer 43%, or 15 million hectares of its arable agricultural land to previously disadvantaged blacks by BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of Namibia, as follows: Amendment of section 1 of Act No. 6 of , as amended by section 1 of Act No. 16 of and section 1 of Act No. 2 of 1. Section 1 of the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), is hereby amended -File Size: KB. JOHANNESBURG, Febru (IRIN) Namibia’s land reform process is being questioned by some who find the pace too slow, while others argue that its benefits are debatable. The Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act of provides for the acquisition of agricultural land by the government, for redistribution to Namibians “who do not own, or Continue reading "Land Reform in. The Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act of , (Act 6 of ), provides for the acquisition of land in the name of the State for the purposes of land reform and for the allocation of such land to Namibian citizens who do not have any or adequate agricultural land and who have been socially, economically and educationally disadvantaged by discriminatory practices in the past.

For Namibia's landless masses and land reform activists, it was like music to the ears. Alfred Angula, the leader of the Namibian Farmworkers Union (NAFWU), said he was "the happiest man on earth" when he heard the good news.   Land reform is a pressing issue in Namibia. President Hage Geingob has called for expropriation without compensation, a move that many landowners oppose. With the election drawing closer, Namibia held its second nationwide conference dedicated to land reform, an issue which remains at the forefront of Namibian politics. Land Reform, Transition, and Rural Development David Sedik and Zvi Lerman 2. though they left agricultural land under state ownership. Soviet Union: An Overview of 15 Years of Land Reform . The most powerful NGO in Namibia is the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU), which is the umbrella group for regional and local farmers’ associations. The NGO’s membership includes roughly half of Namibia’s commercial farmers. The NAU has worked with the government in developing land reform processes and procedures.

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• Agricultural Bank of Namibia (Agribank) • Ministry of Land Reform (MLR) • Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) Furthermore the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration (MHAI) assisted the NSA with data validation of farm ownership.

NAMIBIA LAND STATISTICS BOOKLET SEPTEMBER PEINEPENENE LAN ALLATIN IN NAMIIA LAN TENUE STATISTIS IN NAMIIA 4. The SADC Land and Agrarian Reform Initiative 1 1. Background Land Area and Geographical Location The Republic of Namibia is situated in the south-western corner of Africa, bordering the Atlantic Ocean to the west, South Africa to the south, Angola to the north, Botswana to the east and Zambia and Zimbabwe to the north-east.

Namibia has aFile Size: KB. 5 5 The Fifth National Development Plan (NDP5) (/18 – /22) identifies agriculture as a priority area. “Desire Outcome ByNamibia is sustainably managing her natural resources over the NDP5 period” The relevant sectorial legal instruments include: the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, Act No 6 of ; the National Resettlement Policy and the National Land.

The union confirmed its commitment to the payment of promulgated land tax on commercial farmland as part of its contribution to a successful and sustainable land reform process in Namibia. However, such land tax should be based on a transparent model suitable for the Namibian demographic requirements fair affordable equitable, and in line with internationally accepted tax laws.

Namibia Agricultural Union Tel: + (0)61 • Fax: + (0)61 E-mail: [email protected] Private BagWindhoek Agri House, c/o Robert Mugabe Ave and John Meinert St, WindhoekFile Size: 4MB. (1) This Act shall be called the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, and shall come into operation, except Part VI thereof, on a date fixed by the Minister by notice in the Gazette.

Republic of Namibia 58Annotated Statutes. Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act 6 of Namibia has a landmass of approximately km², of which km² (% of total area) are national parks, 21 km² (%) are a restricted ‘Diamond Area’, km² (%) are title deed in freehold land and km² ( %) are non-title deed in commu- nal land.

Namibia coverssquare kilometres (km2) of land, more than twice the size of Germany. The sea surface area is estimated to be km2. The sea consists of both the territorial waters (23 km) and Exclusive Economic Zone ( km2).

The complete map of Namibia is shown in Figure Size: 6MB. With the willing-buyer, willing-seller policy on land reform not delivering the desired results, Namibia's biggest farmers' unions, the Namibia National Farmers Union (NNFU) and the Namibia. NAMIBIA'S land question could trigger economic collapse, conflict and undermine peace and stability if it is not handled well, warned some white farmers.

No to land seizure without payment - The. 'The New Land Question' programme's aim is to ­activate the university as a platform to re-examine the land question in Namibia, define the contemporary nature of the situation, and identify. Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act 6 of To provide for the acquisition of agricultural land by the State for the purposes of land reform and for the allocation of such land to Namibian citizens who do not own or otherwise have the use of any or of adequate agricultural land, and foremost to those Namibian citizens who have been socially, economically or educationally disadvantaged by.

FAO supports the government of the Republic of Namibia in the development of programmes that will meet these objectives. This is outlined in the Country Programming Framework for Namibia (CPF) sets out the four government priority areas to guide FAO partnership.

Strengthened policy, legal, strategic and institutional frameworks for agriculture, fisheries, forestry, food security and. We sincerely hope that this initiative will make a lasting contribution to sustainable agricultural land utilisation and to the goals of land reform in Namibia.

on behalf of the JPC, raimar von hase Pintile davids (President, Namibia Agricultural union) (President, Namibia National Farmers union) Windhoek, december Preface. THE 67th annual congress of the Namibia Agricultural Union (Nau) on Tuesday unanimously resolved to reaffirm commitment to pursue a constructive implementation of land distribution in Namibia.

Land reform in Namibia. Land reform is an important political and economic topic in Namibia. It consists of two different strategies: resettlement, and transfer of commercially viable agricultural land. Resettlement is aimed at improving the lives of displaced or dispossessed previously disadvantaged Namibians.

Land reform is a pivotal issue to the socio-economic development in Namibia. Disparities in land distribution emanating from the successive colonial regimes, coupled with protracted policy of land dispossession of the indigenous Namibians, is a major challenge that the Namibian Government is Directorate of Land Reform consists of two main divisions namely, the Division of Land.

Namibia appears to be redistributing land without threatening food security. Its commercial farmers do not bad-mouth their government, seeking rather to support and engage with it. The government in turn displays a realistic attitude to land reform. Nan Smith talks to Ryno van der Merwe, land reform representative of the Namibian Agricultural Union.

vi Livelihoods after land reform: Namibia country report () The three-and-a-half-year Livelihoods after land reform (LaLR) research programme was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of the UK (project number RES).

We. Land reform, NEEEF in spotlight A submission by the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) to the Ombudsman of Namibia, John Walters, regarding racism and discrimination focused mainly on land reform and the New Equitable Economic Empowerment Framework.

Agriculture in Namibia contributes around 5% of the national Gross Domestic Product though 25% to 40% of Namibians depend on subsistence agriculture and herding. Primary products included livestock and meat products, crop farming and forestry. Only 2% of Namibia's land receives sufficient rainfall to grow crops.

As all inland rivers are ephemeral, irrigation is only possible in the valleys of the border rivers. Namibia is about to complete its first compulsory farm sale, but the head of the country's farmers' union says "there is no indication whatsoever of developments that suggest a Zimbabwe-style.

Land reform in Namibia and Zimbabwe: A comparative perspective Lloyd Mambo Sachikonye NAU Namibia Agricultural Union NGO non-governmental organisation and. in Namibia. Who Should Own the Land. The country is only debating potential land reform options.

A similar discussion is playing out in the north in Namibia, where President Hage Geingob has called a national land reform conference in October to discuss critical issues about land distribution in a country where the minority white population holds an outsized portion.

The Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) also attended this conference. Part of the conclusion of the conference was that land is a natural resource and the government of Namibia should hold ownership of all the land in Namibia. Land tax should be introduced to commercial land to generate revenue from the wealthier section of commercial farmers.

Under Namibia’s Communal Land Reform Act (Act No. 5 of ) (CLRA), communal land reform mainly focuses on the registration of land use rights in Namibia's communal areas, which involves demarcating and titling parcels of non-freehold (land that is neither commercial nor privately owned).

made with land reform over the last decade, a reflection of the low priority it has received. However, the events that unfolded in Zimbabwe in March and April have reverberated throughout the region and resulted in a huge increase in interest in land reform in Namibia.

The President has announced that land reform is to be greatly File Size: KB. Ryno van der Merwe, land reform representative of the Namibian Agricultural Union tells us why Namibia's land reform process is a success. The FSP is now a Project of the Ministry of Land Reform implemented by AgriBank of Namibia, in partnership with the three (3) farmers unions in the Country.

Resolution of Disputes. As the custodian of state land in Namibia, the Ministry is responsible for the resolution of disputes on resettlement farms.

These documents are applicable to the Republic of Namibia only. Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act (Act 6 of updated to latest Amendment on 17 March ) This is the latest ACT that contains all the amendmendts up to 17 March 2.

main land reform programmes under way in South Africa.) The focus of this publication is primarily on land restitution whereby rights to ancestral land are restored (be it by a claim-driven process or a land acquisition process) as an important element of land reform, although some comments will be made to land reform in general.Ministry of Land Reform.

Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare. Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development. Ministry of Finance. Namibia Statistics Agency. Namibian National Farmers Union. Namibian Agronomic Board.

The Meat Board of Namibia. Namibia Agricultural Union. Meat Corporation of Namibia. European Union. Republic.The Fast Track Land Reform Programme implemented during the s in Zimbabwe represents the only instance of radical redistributive land reforms since the end of the Cold War.

It reversed the racially-skewed agrarian structure and discriminatory land tenures inherited from colonial rule.