Late rains, Temo Letlotlo delays turn farmers off maize

Seoromeng PICS: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Seoromeng PICS: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Communal farmers in parts of the South have reduced their hectares under maize this season, owing to late, insufficient rains and the slow roll-out of the Temo Letlotlo programme.

In a snap survey of Kweneng District farmers this week, Mmegi found that many planted in just the last few weeks, due to the late onset of rains in the region. Many shifted from their traditional focus on maize and moved onto hardier crops, including a strong shift to animal feed crops.

Many signed up for the “new ISPAAD” Temo Letlotlo, but are yet to take delivery of the various inputs the programme is offering to the various scales of farmers.


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