Namibia Government Gazette dated 2000-06-20 number 2353

GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
OF THE

REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA
No. 2353

WINDHOEK - 20 June 2000

N$1.00

CONTENTS

GENERAL NOTICE
No. 89

Grading standards for whole and decorticated Pearl Millet (Mahangu) grains ............ ..

General Notice
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, WATER AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

2000

No. 89

GRADING STANDARDS FOR WHOLE AND DECORTICATED PEARL MILLET
(MAHANGU) GRAINS

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It is hereby made known for general information that the grading standards set out in the

Schedule may be used as a guideline by prospective buyers and sellers of Mahangu and
Mahangu products.
SCHEDULE
1.

SCOPE

This standard applies to whole and decorticated pearl millet destined for human
consumption which is obtained from Pennisetum glaucum or Pennisetum americanum,
improved Namibian varieties Okashana I, Okashana II, Kangala, and farmers local
varieties.
2.

DESCRIPTION

2.1

Definition of Product

Pearl Millet grains shall be whole or decorticated and suitably dried if necessary. Pearl
Millet (Pennisetum glaucum or Pennisetum americanum), commonly known as Mahangu,
is a member of the grass family (Peoceae) of plants. The seed, or caryopsis, is obovoid
or tear-shaped with the proximal end pointed and the distal end rounded. The size varies

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