Beef exports remain depressed

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There has been no significant jump in the tonnage of beef exports to the EU market, despite the lifting of an export ban to the lucrative economic bloc.

The latest figures by the Bank of Botswana (BoB) show that Beef exports from Botswana were US$11.7 million (P107.9 million) as of November last year. This is a slight increase compared to US$9.4 million (P81.5 million) recorded in December 2013.

Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) attributed this to structural issues in the beef value chain that need to be dealt with to improve the performance of the beef industry.

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