Horticulture market goes wholesale
Ministry of Agriculture is transforming the Botswana Horticultural Market into a wholesale market following outcry from farmers. The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Micus Chimbombi revealed this recently at the ministry’s Letsema meeting at Botswana Police College. Dr Chimbombi who was giving farmers feedback on the previous meeting resolutions said Botswana Horticultural Market would be turned into a wholesale market as opposed to the current agent based model. He noted that the current model was retrogressive as produce at the market remained the property of the farmer until sold, adding that Botswana Horticultural Market or agents never owned the produce.