Over 40% Of Batswana do not plant crops

As high as 41% of Batswana do not engage in arable farming, the planting of crops, results from the 2011 census show.

The same statistics also show that a whopping 21% of Batswana do not own any livestock while  20.6%  own just poultry. Kgomo, cattle, traditionally viewed as a measure of a  household’s well being,  are owned by 19.7% of Batswana.

The figure also  reveals that maize (17.2%), beans (14.1%), sorghum (10.7%), and sweet reeds (10.7%) were the most commonly planted crops, but there is a decrease in the number of households planting crops between 2001 and 2011. For example, while 192,316 households planted maize in 2001, the number reduced to 157,943 in 2011.

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