Late rains boost bountiful Letlhafula

Tlotlang Seketemo and Kesego Modibedi sharing watermelon at the bus rank in Gaborone.PICS: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
Tlotlang Seketemo and Kesego Modibedi sharing watermelon at the bus rank in Gaborone.PICS: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

The recent rainy season appears to have yielded a bounty for some farmers. This was evident as Mmegi photojournalist, KAGISO ONKATSWITSE, visited farmers in the peripheral areas of Gaborone

Kesego Modibe and Tlotlang Seketemo both of Gaborone praised those who were able to plough despite the fact that heavier rains came late in the season. “However, we still see many fields not being used and it is bad for the country to rely on imported food instead of producing locally. Late rains should not be an excuse not to plough,” Modibe says.

Mopati Tebagano says he increased the hectares under crop this season. “The rain was not bad at all; we had to use the opportunity of the available rain. Now my family has enough food, as you can see, I am selling some,” he said. “We will not need to buy basic food items such as maize, sorghum and beans from the supermarkets.” The rains brought joy for Lefika Diphupu, who said there is no reason not to plant. “The rain was enough for crops to emerge. Now those who ploughed are harvesting. There is plenty in the market now,” she said.

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