1.   Short title


   2.   Interpretation




Agricultural Management Associations


   3.   Commissioner


   4.   Register of agricultural management associations


   5.   Association of five or more persons


   6.   Consideration of application by Commissioner


   7.   Constitution of association


   8.   Incorporation of association


   9.   Certificate of registration


   10.   Powers of association


   11.   Officers of association


   12.   Register of members


   13.   Limitation on liability of members


   14.   No individual claim on capital


   15.   Disposal of profits


   16.   Annual meeting of association


   17.   Commissioner may convene special general meeting


   18.   Books of account


   19.   Records to be available for inspection


   20.   Annual and extraordinary audits of accounts


   21.   Style or firm name to include registered number


   22.   Style or firm name to be made public


   23.   Office and postal address of association


   24.   Cancellation of registration


   25.   Winding up on cancellation of registration


   26.   Application of assets on winding up


   27.   Inspection of register and other documents






   28.   Regulations



Act 10, 1978,
S.I. 101, 1979,
Act 18, 1986.

An Act to provide for the constitution, registration and control of agricultural management associations; to provide for the rights, privileges, obligations and liabilities of members thereof; and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

[Date of Commencement: 15th October, 1979]

Preliminary (ss 1-2)


1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Agricultural Management Associations Act.


2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires-

   "agricultural venture" means a venture concerned with horticulture, fruit growing, seed growing, dairy farming, the breeding and keeping of livestock (including any creature kept for the production of food, wool, skins or fur, or for the purpose of its use in the farming of land), the use of land as grazing land, meadow lands, market gardens and nursery grounds, and the use of land for woodlands;

   "association" means an agricultural management association registered under section 6;

   "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Agricultural Management Associations referred to in section 3;

   "register" means the register maintained by the Commissioner under section 4.

Agricultural Management Associations (ss 3-27)


3.   Commissioner

   There shall be a Commissioner of Agricultural Management Associations.


4.   Register of agricultural management associations

   The Commissioner shall keep a register of agricultural management associations registered under this Act and shall enter therein the particulars required by this Act to be so entered.


5.   Association of five or more persons

   (1) Where five or more individuals, all of whom shall be citizens of Botswana, wish to be associated for the purpose of undertaking a collective agricultural venture, they may form an agricultural management association for that purpose and apply to the Commissioner for registration under this Act.

   (2) An application for registration under this Act shall contain such particulars as may be prescribed and shall have attached thereto a copy of the constitution of the proposed association.

   (3) Where the collective agricultural venture involves the use and exploitation of tribal land, the Commissioner shall forthwith transmit a copy of the application to the tribal land board concerned.


6.   Consideration of application by Commissioner

   (1) The Commissioner shall cause notice of every application made to him

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