The role of the Agricultural Trade Forum: What is in it for Meatco?

28 Jul 2017

The Agricultural Trade Forum (ATF) was established in 2003 as per section 21 of the Companies Act (Act 61 of 1973) to advance and strengthen the agricultural production and processing sector, and to promote it in national, regional and international trade relations with transparency.

The association also provides technical input into Meatco’s trade-related policy briefs, thus remaining a vital business resource.

Through the National Trade Forum (NTF), ATF membership includes private companies such as Namib Mills, Namibia Dairies, the Namibian Orange River Table Grape Association, Poultry Producers Association, Agra, the Namibia National Farmers Union (NNFU) and the Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU), as well as State-Owned-Enterprises (SOE) like Meatco, the Namibian Agronomic Board and the Meat Board.

The ATF also has public sector representation on an associate basis through the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry and the Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and SME Development.