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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

22 Nov 2013

Innovative Public Private Partnership announced in the agronomic sector

Innovative Public Private Partnership announced in the agronomic sector Begins Windhoek, 22 November 2013 In an innovative and ground breaking public private partnership initiative,
02 Sep 2013

Horticulture News: MSP presented to small scale farmers

Market Share Promotion explained at the recent Sustainable, Ecological Crop and Horticulture Conference Windhoek, 2 September 2013: Mr. Fidelis Mwazi, National Horticulture Manager at the Nami
02 Sep 2013

Mahangu News: National Mahangu Consultative Forum meet to discuss the way forward

National Mahangu Consultative Forum meet to discuss the way forward Windhoek, 2 September 2013: The annual National Mahangu Consultative Forum was held for the producers and millers of
01 Aug 2013

The NAB awards grain producers in the Zambezi Region

The NAB awards grain producers in the Zambezi Region Begins Windhoek, August 2013 - Once again, the Namibian Agronomic Board has awarded grain producers under rain-fed conditions