New Zealand handholds local beef farmers

Ralotsia  (left) with Mann at the launch of the training programme PIC: KABO MPAETONA
Ralotsia (left) with Mann at the launch of the training programme PIC: KABO MPAETONA

The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) has teamed up with the New Zealand government to provide a three year beef productivity training programme to local farmers.

The training is aimed at improving productivity in the local beef sector by enabling increased beef cattle production and improved agribusiness enterprise management that will contribute towards achieving improved livelihoods amongst beef farmers.

Three groups of extension officers, farmers and herdsmen from Botswana’s southern district have commenced training in the first year of the programme at the Ramatlabama Range Management Training Centre.

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