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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

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

Namibian Agronomic Board announces best horticultural producers and traders for 2016

The winning producers

The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) hosted the 11th annual Namibian Horticulture Day on Friday, 23 September 2016, to recognise the best horticultural producers and traders in 2016. The event awards and spreads awareness of excellent farming practices among small, medium and large scale producers, as well as traders. The event was attended by 245 producers,

Major step towards staple food fortification

Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, founder and Chairman of the Namibia , Mr Nahas Angula

Former Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia, founder and Chairman of the Namibia Alliance for Improved Nutrition (NAFIN), Mr Nahas Angula, addressed commercial millers, including small-scale commercial millers in Ongewdiva on the importance of fortifying processed grain with micronutrients in order to foster a healthier population. The millers were gathered during a workshop on

Entries called for the horticulture producer of the year award

The tomato product

Windhoek, 9 May 2016: There are few occasions when farmers gather to truly celebrate their achievements. One such occasion is the National Horticulture Day (NHD), organised annually by the Namibian Agronomic Board. During the National Horticulture Day, the Horticultural Producer of the Year Awards Ceremony is held. This is a time when local producers of

The 2016 Master agronomist award at farm Ilmenau

Windhoek, 14 April 2016: The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has this year awarded the title of Master Agronomist to Mr Georg Sievers of farm Ilmenau near Grootfontein. The NAB initiated the Master Agronomist Award and has been rewarding commercial grain producers who have implemented farming practices that maximise their yield of white maize under both