Low ISPAAD uptake in horticulture

SELEBI-PHIKWE: Very few farmers have applied for grants from the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agricultural Development (ISPAAD) in the Selebi-Phikwe area.

Out of 153 horticultural farmers assisted countrywide, only 10 are from the area, an official from Ministry of Agriculture Onkemetse Gaebope has said.

The deputy district agriculture coordinator told the Selebi-Phikwe Enterprise Development Unit horticulture consultation meeting on Tuesday that there are only 800 horticultural farmers nationally. Out of these, 153 farmers applied for the horticultural support programme and just over 110 were approved.

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