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Welcome to the Namibian Agronomic Board

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 via its agent AMTA;
  • 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;
  • 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

08 Jun 2017

NAB to recognise vegetable and fruit production excellence

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has announced that the nomination process for Horticultural Producer of the Year Awards has begun. The awards recognise horticultural production on the part o
12 May 2017

Good Maize Harvest Predicted Despite Army Worms

The Namibian Agronomic Board, at its Board meeting on the 28th March 2017 noted the predicted marketable white maize harvest for mid-2017 to be approximately 69 000 tons. If one would add the possi
11 Apr 2017

NAB Master Agronomist 2017 Ebbi Fischer, Farm Okongeama near Hochfeld

The Fischers also farm extensively with cattle and are involved in a Brahman stud. The Namibian Agronomic Board also annually selects and awards: The Zambesi Region Champion Maize Farme
23 Sep 2016

Namibian Agronomic Board announces best horticultural producers and traders for 2016

In her address, Honourable Shiweda highlighted the fact that Namibian horticultural production and trading has grown to supply 44% of Namibia's market demand for fresh produce in the formal hor