The public is hereby informed that the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security after receiving requests from farmers and various stakeholders
requesting that Government reconsider its position to only assist those farmers who will row plant under the ISPAAD
programme starting from this season, has reconsidered its position to allow farmers who cannot afford to row
plant to also be assisted.The consideration will cover
planting and animal feeds until there are changes to drought situation for the whole country.
Monthly Price Bulletin
A Price Bulletin is a monthly official publication containing latest agricultural prices of farming community's concern.
It purely shows prices of selected commodities monitored in sample wholesales, abattoirs, farm production zones, and fresh
produce markets and wet markets, retail, farm inputs suppliers.
The purpose of this price bulletin is to disseminate agricultural marketing information to producers and stakeholders in
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REVISED CLOVEN-HOOFED ANIMAL AND THEIR DERIVED FRESH PRODUCTS MOVEMENT PROTOCOL
Considering the current foot and mouth disease (FMD) situation in the FMD vaccination zones
and the containment zone the national movement protocol has been revised
for control and containment of any outbreaks
NEWLY DEVELOPED CATTLE BREED
In 1981 the Department of Agricultural Research made a proposal to come up with the
development of a new breed for Botswana. This was an initiative by the department to improve
the production potential of beef cattle in the country. It was during this time that Ms Louise
Setshwaelo, now Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) country representative, was tasked
by her superiors to assess the feasibility of developing a composite breed for the country.
This of course was a difficult task considering the fact that breed development is a time
consuming exercise, not to mention the expenses it comes with. Setshwaelo and the team she
spearheaded did not despair as they had a vision of one day successfully seeing the rewards of
their hard work.
Botswana National Verterinary Laboratory (B.N.V.L.) is accredited to ISO: 17025 standard
Botswana National Veterinary Laboratory has been acredited to International standard ISO: 17025 by the South African National Accreditation System (S.A.N.A.S).
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Five enterprise guidelines were developed to assist investors who wish to establish
agriculture projects. They are for broilers
guidelines provide an overview of the current production levels of the various enterprises,
prerequisites (such as land, water, management skills, markets, capital), farming systems,
management practices, assets (type of structures, machinery, equipment, tools) and inputs
to be acquired, infrastructure and a budget based on stipulated assumptions.
LIVESTOCK ADVISORY CENTRE
Historically the division exist to serve as an outlet for the sales of livestock inputs to the farming community such as Veterinary medicines, Livestock feeds etc. The division was established in early 1970s and was called Vaccine Store with its head quarters in Gaborone, which was later in 1980 change to LAC.