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Traditional versus commercial agriculture in Botswana

John G. Litschauer

Traditional versus commercial agriculture in Botswana

by John G. Litschauer

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Published by Planning and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture in [Gaborone? Botswana] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Botswana.
    • Subjects:
    • Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Botswana.,
    • Traditional farming -- Botswana.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn G. Litschauer and William F. Kelly.
      ContributionsKelly, William F.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD2133 .L57 1981
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 47 p. :
      Number of Pages47
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2926355M
      LC Control Number84161003

        The preservation of traditional forms of farming knowledge and practices help maintain biodiversity, enhance food security, and protect the world’s natural resources. There are approximately million indigenous peoples in the world occupying or using up to 22 percent of the global land area, which is home to 80 percent of the world’s. Botswana, a middle-income country, is experiencing a sluggish economic growth and a rapid urbanisation which has brought in its wake high unemployment, poverty and food insecurity. This has led some people to engage in subsistence and commercial urban and peri-urban agriculture (UPA) to address these problems.

      The agricultural sector composes both crops and livestock production and it is dominated by traditional farming [15]. Agriculture contributed slightly above forty percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and it was a source of livelihood. Although Botswana possesses no dedicated aquaculture policy or supporting legislation, it was identified as a means of diversifying agriculture production in Botswana under the National Development Plan 9 (NDP9). A strategic goal of NDP9 was “to promote fishing farming in.

      Botswana government support for commercial agriculture has been extended in pursuit of the national objectives of economic diversification, employment creation and income generation (Seleka, ). The diversification of agriculture is considered an important strategy for agricultural development in Botswana and importance of horticulture crops. Botswana - Botswana - Government and society: Under the constitution (since amended), Botswana is a multiparty republic. The president, who serves as the head of state and government, is indirectly elected to a five-year term and limited to 10 years in office. The National Assembly is composed of elected members (elected by universal adult suffrage) and a handful of ex officio members and.


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Traditional versus commercial agriculture in Botswana by John G. Litschauer Download PDF EPUB FB2

OCLC Number: Notes: February " Description: vi, 37 pages: illustrations ; 30 cm: Other Titles: Traditional agriculture in Botswana: Responsibility. Commercial Farming Achievements as Target for Traditional Agriculture 86 5. Spending perspectives and priorities 90 The Maputo Target and its Relevance for Botswana 90 Suggested Spending Priorities 91 Big Investments 91 Gradual Improvements 96 Support Schemes and Subsidies 99 6.

Pork/Beef Products; Botswana is a net importer of pork products. According to the LEA study on pork value chain development in Botswana, in /09, local pork production stood at million tons while imports were million tons.

Traditional suppliers of pork products are South Africa and Namibia. Crop production is hampered by traditional farming methods, recurrent drought, erosion, and disease. I have developed some agricultural projects in South Africa that are working so well for both commercial farmers and small rural farming communities.

Botswana agriculture can be developed with the click of a finger. Local communities can be. Botswana College of Agriculture, Univer sity of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana Tel: E-mail: [email protected] Received: December 5, Accepted: D ecem Published: March.

focused on the small downstream diamond industry. Agriculture accounts for even less of Botswana’s wealth, with only about 2 percent of GDP. Services represent about 10 percent of GDP, and the Government of Botswana is the major buyer in the country, with central government expenditures accounting for 28 percent of GDP.

• Botswana is the world’s second largest producer of diamonds after Russia, and the largest in Africa. • Diamonds represented 85 percent of Botswana’s total exports of U$7 billion in • Agriculture accounts for about 3 percent of Botswana’s GDP.

• About 85 percent of Botswana’s agricultural output is derived. With modern day farming faced with diverse challenges, chief among them being unfavourable and unreliable weather patterns, there is need for different and relevant stakeholders News Wayside hits record sale of P The Agricultural Census was conducted by Statistics Botswana in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural Research, Statistics & Policy Development (DARSPD) in the Ministry of years.

The Agricultural Census was conducted with the objective (i) to provide time series traditional holdings and (ii) commercial holdings. 9 th August By Wilbert R. Mutoko. Many people are keen to know what business opportunities are available in the country of worked, counseled people, mentored business people and consulted for big organizations in Botswana for the past 14 years; I have seen the evolvement of the business environment, and I am glad to share my views.

Botswana Agriculture Sector Policy Brief 2 Figure 2: Trends in crop productivity for traditional and commercial farming systems. NB: Millet is placed on a secondary axis (right) as its figures dwarf those of other crops.(Statistics Botswana, ).

Figure 1: Trends in livestock population between and expressed as. Botswana - Market OverviewBotswana - Market Overview Discusses key economic indicators and trade statistics, which countries are dominant in the market, the U.S. market share, the political situation if relevant, the top reasons why U.S.

companies should consider exporting to this country, and other issues that affect trade, e.g., terrorism, currency devaluations, trade agreements. traditional farmers to adopting new, improved agricultural techniques. Such obstacles have hampered-5 0 5 10 15 20 91/92 92/93 93/94 94/95 95/96 96/97 97/98 98/99 00//00 —— Real GDP growth Mining GDP growth Figure 5- Trends in Growth Rates of Total and Mining GDP Source: Based on Bank of Botswana data.

Get Textbooks on Google Play. Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Traditional vs Modern Farming. Traditional farming and Modern farming differ from each other in a big way.

Traditional farming adheres to the traditional methods of agriculture. On the other hand, modern farming experiments with the implementation of advanced technology in the field of agriculture. This is the main difference between them.

Botswana is made up of numerous ethnic groups, though the Batswana are the most numerous. Music is an omnipresent part of Botswana culture, and include popular and folk forms. Church choirs are common across the country. Music education is an integral part of the educational system. Children of all ages are taught traditional songs and dances.

Farmers have been urged to adopt the precision agriculture method to improve yields and use new emerging technologies to ensure food security in a changing climate. Botswana: New Farming. 8 African agricultural development paths over the last 30 years Contrary to popular belief, agricultural production in Africa has increased steadily: its value has almost tripled (+%), and is al.

TCPF: Strengthening the Botswana apiculture value chain through coordination and capacity development: 96,$ TCP/BOT//C3: Support for Capacity Building for Horticulture Farmers in Botswana: 0$ TCP/BOT/ Management of the Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera fruiperda) in Botswana: ,$.

GDP From Agriculture in Botswana increased to BWP Million in the second quarter of from BWP Million in the first quarter of GDP From Agriculture in Botswana averaged BWP Million from untilreaching an all time high of BWP Million in the second quarter of and a record low of BWP Million in the fourth quarter of.

In subsistence farming, traditional methods of cultivation are used, whereas machines are used for the purpose of cultivating the land, in commercial farming. Conclusion By and large, the socio-economic development of all the countries of the world, mainly depends on its agriculture, as it is the source of livelihood to many, as well as it adds.

"By using a technique suitable for Botswana, farming can bring money," Smet said at an agribusiness forum organised by the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC). He explained that vegetable and greenhouse agriculture, as carried out by his company, has never been done at the commercial level in Botswana before.Global Expo Botswana (GEB) is a premier business to business exposition to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), expand of domestic investment, promote exports of locally produced goods and services and promote trade between Botswana and other countries.