Annual Reports

Namibian Agronomic Board Annual Report 2014 - 2015

Namibian Agronomic Board Annual Report 2014 - 2015

The Namibian Agronomic Board presents this Annual Report with pride and gratitude, as a continuation of exercising and fulfilling its mandate, sometimes amidst very challenging circumstances. Since its inception, the Namibian Agronomic Board has demonstrated convincingly how successfully it transformed the agronomic landscape in Namibia in terms of staple food and horticultural self-sufficiency, especially in terms of the local production of maize, wheat and horticultural products. All of this was achieved by utilising its regulatory powers smartly, despite the huge climatic constraints, which we experience from time to time.

The effect of the drought on rain-fed crop production is a major concern for the Board, especially for the production of mahangu and white maize. To address this, the Board and other role players will have to apply their minds to initiatives that encourage producers to stay in the industry.

During the past year, a new Board was appointed and a number of new members joined us for the first time. These members settled in quickly after the normal induction programme and are already contributing to the success and efficiency of the Board....

Namibian Agronomic Board Annual Report 2013 - 2014

It is indeed a pleasure to present a colourful and comprehensive report on the activities of the Namibian Agronomic Board, especially against the background where significant progress has been made over a number of years around our Namibian capacity to produce and process a variety of locally produced agronomic crops. It is my conviction that the Namibian Agronomic Board has fulfilled its mandate in an exemplary manner when it comes to staple food and horicultural self-sufficiency, in a country with huge challenges around climatic conditions and the availability of cheap input variables.

During the current review period, rain fed production of white maize and mahangu took a lot of strain due to the severity of the drought Namibia experienced. Despite the decline, in comparison with the bumper crops experienced during the previous year when we had exceptionally good rainfalls, the total production of white maize, wheat and horticultural products, in terms of quantity, remained at good levels. The Namibian Market Share Promotion percentage remained at 39%, but all indications are that this percentage will increase to 40% and higher in the near future. The production and availability of mahangu for processing by local millers remain a huge challenge. The different commodity reports presented in this Annual Report provide detailed information about the progress within each sector....

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Namibian Agronomic Board Annual Report 2012 - 2013

Namibian Agronomic Board Annual Report 2012 - 2013

It is once again a pleasure to present a colourful, comprehensive report on the activities of the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) for the overview period of April 2012 to March 2013.

The results as presented in the Annual Report are testament to the fact that the Board is fulfilling its key objectives as determined by the Agronomic Industry Act, namely, “to promote the agronomic industry and to facilitate the production, processing, storage and marketing of controlled products in Namibia”. We are very grateful for the overall success, which was not achieved overnight or by this Board alone. Significant improvement in horticulture, wheat and maize production has gradually been achieved by introducing specific product category measures. In this regard, the introduction of the Namibian Market Share Promotion mechanism has reached an all-time high, where 39% of our Namibian requirements for horticultural products were produced locally during the review period. Similarly, the pre-planting price mechanism for maize and wheat, together with good climatic conditions, resulted in another all-time record where more than 72 000 tons of maize and 15 000 tons of wheat were produced during the overview period.

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Namibian Agronomic Board Annual Report 2011-2012

Namibian Agronomic Board Annual Report 2011-2012

The Annual Report as presented is, as in the past, a colourful document giving a comprehensive overview of the activities of the Namibian Agronomic Board during the period April 2011 to March 2012.

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