Orange farmer decries lack of government subsidy

Little government support for fruit farmers
Little government support for fruit farmers

MOLALATAU: Horticultural farmer, Daniel Magwana has expressed concern that government channels much of its subsidies towards subsistence farming while horticultural farmers who produce at a commercial scale and incur huge costs are not equally assisted.

Magwana is the only Motswana in Bobirwa and Tuli Block area who produces oranges to supply the country. His farm is in Molalatau village. 

He told Mmegi that despite his quest to contribute towards the country being self-sufficient in food production to reduce the import bill, he continues to incur huge costs on electricity, fertilisers and pest control chemicals.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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