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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