Horticulture producers urged to register

13 August 2020 | Agriculture

ELLANIE SMIT

WINDHOEK



The Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB) has called on all unregistered horticulture producers of controlled products to register, in order to be allowed to trade in the formal market.

Some of the controlled products include potatoes, onions, butternuts, cabbages, gem squash, tomatoes, green peppers, carrots, pumpkin, beetroot, English cucumber, sweet potatoes, watermelon, sweet melon, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, mushrooms and lettuce. According to the NAB, it is mandated to promote the agronomy and horticulture industry and facilitate the production, processing, storage and marketing of these products in Namibia. It said in terms of the Agronomic Industry Act, all producers of controlled agronomic and horticulture products in Namibia are required to register.

“The re-registration of producers is aimed at ensuring compliance to various regulatory requirements as well as the facilitation of production and marketing of horticulture products.”



Producer identification number

The NAB said all unregistered or new horticulture producers should register and obtain a unique producer identification number (PIN), which is used for trading purposes.

When applying for registration, a completed registration form must be accompanied by an expected production data collection form, which indicates the type of crops planted and the volume expected, the NAB said.

A certified copy of the company's registration documents or the identity document of the producer must also be submitted.

Registration is free of charge.



Monthly update

“Since all registered horticulture traders are only allowed to buy from registered producers, the list of registered producers is communicated to traders on a monthly basis to facilitate purchase arrangements locally.”

The NAB said to ensure producers are protected from import competition, all registered producers are expected to update it with monthly production forecasts for effective management of the closed and open border periods.

Producers who were previously registered with the Agro-Marketing and Trade Agency do not need to register again, but they will be allocated a new PIN.

Registration forms can be obtained from the NAB website or via email.

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