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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

05 Oct 2017

National Horticulture Day 2017 - Namibia's best Horticulturalists awarded

The National Horticulture Day, presented by the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB), awarded the best horticulturalists Namibia has to offer. During the day, that took place on Wednesday, 27th September
13 Sep 2017

The champion communal grain farmers in the Zambezi Region honoured

On 13 September, the communal white maize and mahangu farmers from the Zambezi Region who apply the best dry-land production methods, were awarded by the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB). Mr Alec Sis
31 Aug 2017

Horticulture Producers and Traders to be awarded

Event: National Horticulture Day & Award Ceremony Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 (Full day event, including the official programme, excursions leading into a networking braai) Venue:
17 Jul 2017

Mahangu Harvest Festival and Mahangu Champions Award 2017

Secondly, there is a pre-planting floor price in place which is production cost related. While some people believe that marketing mahangu is a problem for mahangu farmers, this is not the case beca