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The Agronomic Industry Act, Act 20 of 1992, makes provision for the establishment of the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB), with certain powers and obligations as stipulated in the Act. Section 4(1) of the Act makes provision for the appointment of Board members for a period not exceeding three years as outlined in section 5(1)(b) thereof.

In addition to the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry’s governance under the Agronomic Industry Act, the NAB will also be monitored by the State Owned Enterprises Act, Act 149 of 2006. This Act came into existence on 14 September 2006.



The SOE Governance Act makes provision for the Governance Council to:

  • Determine the number of Board members, with due regard to stipulations provided for in the Agronomic Industry Act;
  • Determine the requisite qualifications, experience or skills of persons to be eligible for appointment as Board members; and,
  • Advise the portfolio Minister on:
  • persons to be considered for appointment;
  • the appointment of the Chair and Deputy-chair; and,
  • the removal of any member of the Board from his/her term of office.
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Latest News

30 Nov 2018

NAB BOARD INCREASES THE HORTICULTURE MARKET SHARE PROMOTION (MSP) FROM 44 to 47%

The Namibian Agronomic Board announced the increment of the Horticulture Market Share Promotion (MSP) at a Press Conference held in Windhoek last week.  The MSP policy was established by t
05 Nov 2018

MEGA- IRRIGATION FOOD PRODUCER AWARDED AT NATIONAL WORLD FOOD DAY EVENT

Marnus Strydom, Manager of the Mashare Irrigation Project in the Kavango-East region was crowned 2018 Mega-Irrigation farmer of the year. This award was presented during the World Food Day event he
01 Oct 2018

NAB AWARDS HORTICULTURE PRODUCERS AND TRADERS IN FRESH PRODUCE

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) hosted the annual National Horticulture Day (NHD) on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at Olushandja in Omusati region. Each year, the Namibian Agronomic Board (NA