Temo Letlotlo roars on but uncertainty clouds the fields

Going big: Temo Letlotlo offers support for all levels of producers, including the country’s major commercial farmers
Going big: Temo Letlotlo offers support for all levels of producers, including the country’s major commercial farmers

The new agricultural support programme, Temo Letlotlo, has so far issued P300 million in e-vouchers to more than 30,000 farmers, but uncertain rainfall will hamper any hope of stable yields this season.

Temo Letlotlo, which focuses on farmers’ output, has been hailed as a transformative intervention for a sector whose contribution to the national economy has hovered below five percent over the decades.

ISPAAD, the old agriculture inputs programme, ate up an average of P600 million each year during its 15-year run, but only achieved outputs averaging just 47% of the financial input by government.


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