Agripreneurs urged to hire agric professionals

Gorata Lekau PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Gorata Lekau PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Local farmers have been urged to hire professionals on their farms to successfully meet the quality needed by retailers and be export-ready.

Different speakers at the just-ended Botswana-South Africa Business Forum expressed the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) graduates are not utilised enough to improve the agricultural sector.

Woolworths country manager, Gorata Lekau said if these experts are hired at the farms, it will improve the produce giving farmers a higher chance of getting a highly profitable market. “Retailers mostly do not comprise in terms of quality, it is high time we have these field workers produce for us and facilitate quality production,” she said.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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