Northeast farmers bubbling with hope despite challenges

Different strokes: Farmers in the northeast are confident of healthy harvests based on rains in the second half of the season
Different strokes: Farmers in the northeast are confident of healthy harvests based on rains in the second half of the season

FRANCISTOWN: Northeast farmers are positive about this year’s harvest, which they say will be underpinned by the good rains, despite the challenges of the delayed roll-out of the Temo Letlotlo programme.

The north-east region is one of the few expected to receive normal to above normal rainfall between January and March, a period which marks the second half of the rain season. Farmers believe the situation work in their favour.

Tonota, Tutume and Masunga (TOTUMA) Arable and Commercial Farmers Association chairperson, Steven Pillar, told Mmegi that about 90% of the organisation’s members had succeeded in meeting the association's targets for the 2023-24 cropping season.

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