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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

25 Aug 2014

Oshipe Celebrated in 2014

During his keynote address, the Hon John Mutorwa, Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry said of the mahangu producers, “The event we are witnessing today is a clear and visible manifest
10 Aug 2014

Fred Mwabi is the 2014 Zambezi Dryland Maize Champion

the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry; the Agronomic Producers Association; the Likwama Farmer’s Union; and, a representative of the Namibian Agronomic Board S
08 Jul 2014

Mahangu National Grand Champion for 2014 selected

NAME VILLAGE CONSTITUENCY REGION Ms. Catherine SIKANDA Kabbe Kabbe North Zambezi Mr. T
14 Apr 2014

Andre Compion realises a dream at Ghaub

André Compion of Farm Ghaub, situated in the middle of the Maize Triangle between Tsumeb, Grootfontein and Otavi, was officially named the Master Agronomist for 2014 on Thursday 10 April 201