Agric production on downward trajectory

Low agriculture output is expected again this season as President Ian Khama has declared another drought year
Low agriculture output is expected again this season as President Ian Khama has declared another drought year

Agricultural production in Botswana both in the livestock and crop sub-sectors is on a downward trend, according to the 2013 annual agricultural survey results.

The declining performance of the sector is largely attributed to the unfavourable climatic conditions and endemic animal diseases, in particular the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD).

The results of the 2013 survey, produced by Statistics Botswana (SB) indicate that livestock population generally has decreased between 2012 and 2013 agricultural seasons.

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