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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

18 Jul 2018

Horticulture Producers and Traders in Fresh Produce to be Awarded

Event: National Horticulture Day & Award Ceremony Date: Wednesday, 26 September 2018 (Full day event, including the official programme, excursions leading into a networking braai) Venue:
09 Jul 2018

Appointment of a new CEO of the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB)

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Fidelis Nyambe Mwazi as its newly appointed Chief Executive Officer. Dr Mwazi is taking over the reigns, starting 01
24 Apr 2018

2018 Master Agronomist Crowned

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