The Agricultural Bank of Namibia started way back in 1907 as Deutsch-Sudwestafrikanischer Farmerbund.
In April 1922, the Land and Agricultural bank of South West Africa was established.
In 1944, the Landbank Act No. 13/1944, as amended, provided the legal framework for regulating the business of the Bank.
In 1991, by virtue of the Agricultural Bank Amendment Act No. 27, the name Land and Agricultural Bank of South West Africa was changed to the Agricultural Bank of Namibia.
The Agricultural Bank of Namibia Act No. 5 of 2003 as amended, was promulgated in order to expand the scope of business to capitalize on opportunities in the market and transform the institution into a more versatile and responsive to all stakeholders in order to meet the demands of the ever-changing business environment.
Symbolic Meaning of the Logo
The fish eagle not only represents Namibia’s national bird and indigenous bird species, but all natural resources, including agriculture. It symbolizes the autonomous status of the Bank, which determines its own destiny as well as the entrepreneurial spirit of the Bank’s clients.
The eagle also symbolizes a guarding looking after the Bank’s interest of agriculture and its clients.
The three dimensional circles below the fish eagle represents a coin, symbolizing capital and a successful harvest. It also depicts Namibia’s sun as a source of energy and warmth.