BUAN urged to help Botswana attain food security

A professor from University of Pretoria, Riëtte de Kock has said it is important for Botswana to produce own food instead of importing most of her food needs.

de Kock, who works in the University’s Department of Consumer and Food Sciences, said this at the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) Food Science and Technology (FST) Department’s Stakeholders Workshop in Gaborone recently.

“I hear that this country imports most of its foods from across the border. This can create a huge challenge in future. The neighbouring countries are also experiencing their own challenges such as high fuel prices, load shedding which affects production, shortage of water and so on. It is good for a country to be self-reliant when it comes to food security,” she said.

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