FMD return puts beef deal in limbo

Botswana beef continues to face challenges
Botswana beef continues to face challenges

MAUN: A mega deal for the sale of Botswana beef to Thailand is in limbo after a suspected outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease FMD) in Ngamiland. The beef is to be sourced from Ngamiland.

The Botswana Meat Commission Maun (BMC) abattoir plant manager, Mothobi Mothobi told Mmegi that they are on the verge of signing an agreement to export 460 tonnes of beef per week from Ngamiland to Thailand but the outbreak of FMD may scupper the deal.  

“This is a very big deal for us. So far Maun abattoir only produces 80 tonnes of beef weekly but we were still considering how we could benefit from this huge demand in Thailand,” he said.

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We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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