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

Dr Fidelis Nyambe Mwazi as its newly appointed Chief Executive Officer.

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 July 2018, following his predecessor, Christof Brock, who is going into retirement at the age of 65. His appointment is effective from 01

2018 Master agronomist crowned

Elize van Niekerk, crowned 2018 Master Agronomist.

Elize van Niekerk of Farm Springvale in the Summerdown area, was crowned 2018 Master Agronomist at the award ceremony and information day held on Thursday, 19 April 2018. Since 1995, the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has annually awarded this prestigious award to an exceptional maize farmer. The event was hosted in collaboration with Namibia Agriculture

NAB Awards 2018 Mahangu Champions

Mahangu harvest Festival Awards 2018

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture Water and Forestry (MAWF) hosted the Annual Mahangu Harvest Festival competition awards ceremony on Wednesday, 08 August 2018 at the Kavango East Regional Council Auditorium, in Rundu. The competition was introduced by the NAB to give recognition to farmers who have implemented improved

NAB to recognise vegetable and fruit production excellence

Christof Brock, CEO of NAB

Nominations for horticulture producer of the year award open. The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has announced that the nomination process for Horticultural Producer of the Year Awards has begun. The awards recognise horticultural production on the part of all farmers producing for the market. Among the aspects that the judging will highlight are professionalism, innovation

The champion communal grain farmers in the Zambezi region honoured

Communal grain farmers - Zambezi region

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 Siseho was selected as the dry-land white maize champion farmer for 2017 and Mr Fred Mwabi as the mahangu champion of this year. The

National Horticulture day 2017 – Namibia’s best horticulturalists awarded

Horticulture Award Winners for 2017:

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 2017 in Okahandja, stakeholders of the horticulture industry were brought together to celebrate the achievements of their hard work and to share best practices that will

NAB award: Mega irrigation food producer: 2017

Rustie Kleynhans, manager of the Sikondo Green Scheme

For the first time in history agricultural farming on more than 100 ha irrigated land has been recognised by the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) for excellent and efficient food production. The winner, Rustie Kleynhans, manages the Sikondo Green Scheme Project, west of Rundu, where about 600 ha grains and horticulture products are planted under irrigation.

Mahangu harvest festival and mahangu champions award 2017

Mahangu harvest festival and mahangu champions

As it has been customary since 2002, the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has again hosted, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF), the event to reward and honour the best mahangu farmers of the country for the year in two categories. Customarily, the event takes place in the region where the

Namibia guaranteed maize for its citizens but at a price

Mr Christof Brock, CEO of the Namibian Agronomic Board

Windhoek, 4 April 2016: The current drought that has crippled most of the agricultural sector in southern Africa was the focal point in the recent Grain South Africa Conference, held in Bothaville in South Africa. The Conference is an annual event where issues pertaining to and influencing the producers of grains, especially white maize, are

NAB Master agronomist 2017 Ebbi Fischer, Farm Okongeama near Hochfeld

Ebbi Fischer and his wife Heidi of the farm Okongeama near Hochfeld

Every year, since 1995, the Namibian Agronomic Board has selected and awarded a Master Agronomist. This year the winners are Ebbi Fischer and his wife Heidi of the farm Okongeama near Hochfeld. At a well-attended function on the 6th April on the farm, which included the AGM of the Agronomic Producers’Association, the coveted trophy was