Red Cross, partners dole out farm to Gweta villagers

Botswana Red Cross, partners have donated a farm to Gweta villagers PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Botswana Red Cross, partners have donated a farm to Gweta villagers PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

As a way of empowering farmers, the Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) has partnered with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Japanese government through the Japanese Embassy in Botswana to build a community farm in Gweta at a tune of over P3.5 million.

When addressing residents of Gweta this week, BRCS secretary-general Kutlwano Mukokomani said the community farm sits on a nine hectare land and has absorbed over 50 community farmers to equip them with training in horticulture and Agri-business.

“The project's beneficiaries also have access to infrastructure that include a fully-equipped borehole, irrigation system, farming inputs and are afforded technical support by a full-time horticulture specialist.

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