Banners
Banners

Latest News

Members of Parliament (MP) have lambasted private security companies t...
Botswana Sectors of Educators Trade Union (BOSETU) vice president Mogo...
Warring parties at the Botswana Red Cross Society could return to the ...
A mother of three is suing her adult son over property allegedly worth...
Banners
Banners

Bots, EU Deal To Aid Ngami Farmers

PAULINE DIKUELO
Karabo Gare PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
The Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security in collaboration with European Union (EU) has launched a joint project that will support communal rangeland management and livestock trading in the Ngamiland District.

The P6.5 million worth project will be implemented by Conservation International (CI Botswana) over a three-year period.

Agriculture minister, Karabo Gare, said the community-based project comes at a crucial time when the country is experiencing the effects of Foot and Mouth Disease in the Ngamiland and Chobe districts.

“This will assist the country in improving the livelihoods of the people. Botswana has always strived to be compliant to the international standards such as world organisation of Animal Health and EU in order to trade internationally and access markets. Therefore, this initiative comes at a crucial time,” he said at the launch.

Gare added that through the Community Based Trade (CBT) farmers will benefit from improved market access, increased revenues and improved use of natural resources. For the leather value chain, the process will support farmers’ organisations, improving animal husbandry practices, which will lead to quality hides and skin that contribute to value chain.

This EU-Botswana cooperation project is part of the support from Team Europe; the EU and its Member States – to the Botswana Government’s Covid Response.

The EU once raised concerns

Banners
about Botswana’s beef following a inspection that indicated that there were deficiencies in official controls, traceability, abattoir operations and certification procedures. They argued that cattle should be kept for a minimum of 90 days before being slaughtered for EU export, the time during which they should not mix with other animals. In some instances, the animals should be kept in one grazing area for 40 days before slaughter, which the EU calls a 40/90 days residence principle.

By then they recommended that BMC should put in place documented procedures and relevant official controls in order to guarantee that only eligible animals are slaughtered for export to the EU.

As of last year, about 9,000 tonnes of Botswana Meat Commission’s (BMC) beef exports were sold in the lucrative EU market annually, of which 1,600 tonnes is sent to Norway under a quota arrangement. The second most important BMC market after the EU, is South Africa where the parastatal exports 14,000 tonnes of beef annually.

Other markets are Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique, Hong Kong, Thailand, Kuwait and Ghana.



Business

Banners
Banners ?>

Selefu

Shall we...?

Latest Frontpages

Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper Todays Paper
Banners
Adana Escort Adıyaman Escort Afyon Escort Ağrı Escort Aksaray Escort Amasya Escort Ankara Escort Antalya Escort Antep Escort Ardahan Escort Artvin Escort Aydın Escort Balıkesir Escort Bartın Escort Batman Escort Bayburt Escort Bilecik Escort Bingöl Escort Bitlis Escort Bolu Escort Burdur Escort Bursa Escort Çanakkale Escort Çankırı Escort Çorum Escort Denizli Escort Diyarbakır Escort Düzce Escort Edirne Escort Erzincan Escort Elazığ Escort Erzurum Escort Eskişehir Escort Giresun Escort Gümüşhane Escort Hakkari Escort Hatay Escort Iğdır Escort Isparta Escort İskenderun Escort İstanbul Escort İzmir Escort İzmit Escort Karabük Escort Karaman Escort Kars Escort Kastamonu Escort Kayseri Escort Kıbrıs Escort Kırıkkale Escort Kırklareli Escort Kırşehir Escort Kilis Escort Kocaeli Escort Konya Escort Kütahya Escort Malatya Escort Manisa Escort Maraş Escort Mardin Escort Mersin Escort Muğla Escort Muş Escort Nevşehir Escort Niğde Escort Ordu Escort Osmaniye Escort Rize Escort Sakarya Escort Samsun Escort Siirt Escort Sinop Escort Sivas Escort Şırnak Escort Tekirdağ Escort Tokat Escort Trabzon Escort Tunceli Escort Urfa Escort Uşak Escort Van Escort Yalova Escort Yozgat Escort Zonguldak Escort Alaçatı Escort Aliağa Escort Alsancak Escort Bornova Escort Buca Escort Çeşme Escort Çiğli Escort Gaziemir Escort Karşıyaka Escort fethiye escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort iskenderun escort