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Welcome to NAB

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB), came into existence as a statutory body on 1 April 1985 in terms of the Agronomic Industry Proclamation AG 11 and AG 12 of 1985. In 1992, these Proclamations were replaced by the Agronomic Industry Act, Act 20 of 1992, defining the Board’s powers and obligations. In terms of section 9 of the Agronomic Industry Act, the objectives of the Namibian Agronomic Board are to promote the agronomic industry and to facilitate the production, marketing and processing of controlled products in Namibia.

The financial, administrative and daily operational mechanism of the NAB is performed by the NAB Secretariat whose main functions are:

  • Facilitating the marketing of controlled agronomic crops and regulating the market environment;
  • Promoting domestically produced agronomic crops, fostering and improving the market for all declared crops and products thereof;
  • Maintaining a regulatory framework for controlled crops and their products, recommending crops for gazetting, maintaining quality standards and the monitoring of controlled agronomic crops and their products;
  • Managing the domestic trade environment and facilitating the development of  grain and horticultural markets to ensure that its clients are not exposed to unfair trading practices;
  • Developing projects and sources of funding to enhance small-scale agronomic production and marketing;
  • Managing project funds on behalf of government; and,
  • Making recommendations to and advising the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) on all issues relating to the agronomic industry.

Controlled crops in the agronomic sector in Namibia are mahangu, or pearl millet, white maize, wheat and horticulture fresh produce.

Latest News

16 Nov 2015

The importance of healthy, productive soils to grow food for Namibia

Building healthy soils in the Republic of Namibia to result in a food secure nation will take the combined efforts of all producers and starts with promoting the sustainable management of soils in
28 Sep 2015

2015 National Horticulture Day held at Sonop on the banks of the Orange River

In keeping with the theme, “Soil – building a productive, food secure Namibia from the ground up”, van der Merwe says, “The quality of the soil at Sonop is my focus at the m
13 Apr 2015

Sikondo Reaps NAB Maize Award

The Sikondo Irrigation Project is diverse and a tour of the development of the farm under Kleyhans’s leadership demonstrates considerable success at producing not only grains, but potatoes an
03 Nov 2014

Namibian Horticulture Production and Trade Celebrated in Outapi

Monday 3 November 2014: The National Horticulture Day was once again celebrated on 30 October 2014 with a gathering of producers and traders from across Namibia in the town of Outapi in the Omusati