Beef debate: Lessons from Argentina

New arrivals: Part of the US cattle seen on Thursday at the Ramatlabama Artificial Insemination Camp 
PIC: AGRICULTURE MINISTRY
New arrivals: Part of the US cattle seen on Thursday at the Ramatlabama Artificial Insemination Camp PIC: AGRICULTURE MINISTRY

Despite being more than 8,000 kilometres apart, Botswana and Argentina, surprisingly share a similar story in the development of their beef sectors.

Both countries suffer from unfavourable climatic conditions but both have always harboured high hopes of reaching the pinnacle of success in beef production.

However, in the last 50 years, Argentina has significantly exceeded Botswana’s agricultural market performance, a fact Julieta Fernandez Madero, an agricultural specialist from Argentina, says is the result of differences in policy between the two countries.

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