Agriculture: The future is smart and innovative

Fighting on: Khama is leading the battle to adapt to climate change. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Fighting on: Khama is leading the battle to adapt to climate change. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

As climate change tightens its tentacles around Botswana, the future of agriculture in the country will have to be smart and innovative. Botswana is advancing its mitigation and adaptation measures, for which it hopes to receive a piece of the climate change financing that was part of the COP21 negotiations successfully concluded in Paris recently. Mmegi Staffer, BABOKI KAYAWE reports

As the ugly effects of global warming continue to wreck havoc in semi-arid Botswana, government is pinning its hopes on the climate deal that emerged from the recently ended Paris Conference of the Parties 21 (COP21) global climate change event.

Moreover, the Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama believes the conference presented insights on how to strengthen the country’s climate change policy, which is due for completion in April. 

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