Cassava production favourable for northern Botswana

Though the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and some crop producers have met the SADC secretariat’s recommendation for the region to consider scaling up cassava value chain development with optimism, experts have advised that the plant stands a chance of success in northern Botswana.

The secretariat last month asked the region to consider scaling up cassava value chain development, commercialisation and access to high growth markets for high quality cassava flour value chain, amidst low maize production due to prevailing dry spells. 

The director of crop production in the MoA, Galeitsiwe Ramokapane has however said based on its growth requirements, the possibility of its successful establishment is in the northern parts of the country where rainfall and temperatures are somehow favourable. 

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