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Livestock Management and Infrastructure Development (LIMID)
Introduction

In 2002, the Ministry of Agriculture reviewed the subsidy schemes including Services to Livestock Owners in communal Areas (SLOCA) and Livestock Water Development Programme (LWDP). The review resulted in the merger of the two schemes to create Livestock Management and Infrastructure Development (LIMID)

The LIMID project is composed of animal husbandry and fodder support, water development, cooperative poultry abattoirs for small-scale poultry producers, small stock, guinea fowl and Tswana chickens. The support schemes are available to Botswana citizens only.

LIMID has components of monitoring success indicators and a graduation component which spells out how farmers will graduate out of the support. The LIMID project is composed of animal husbandry and fodder support, water development, cooperative poultry abattoirs for small-scale poultry producers, small stock, guinea fowl and Tswana chickens. The support schemes are available to Botswana citizens only.

The objectives of the LIMID program are to:

Promote food security through improved productivity of livestock (cattle and small stock)

·        Improve livestock management

·        Improve range resource management and conservation

·        Alleviate poverty

·        Provide safe and hygiene poultry

 
Components of the project

The LIMID project is composed of the following components:

1.   Animal Husbandry and fodder support. This component comprises of construction of the following:

·         Dip tanks

·         Spray races

·         Chaff cutters

·         Kraals, Crushes and Loading ramps

·         Fodder barn

2.     Borehole (Well) equipping support

·         Borehole/Well Equipping, Drilling and Purchase and Reticulation

·         Borehole equipping

·         Well equipping

·         Borehole purchase

·         Well purchase

·         Borehole drilling

·         Well digging

·         Water

 

4.     Small stock support program

5.     Small-scale Guinea fowl Production

6.     Tswana chicken production

7.     Cooperative Poultry abattoir Facilities

Application requirements

Applications forms and submissions are done at Extensions areas under the guidance of the Department of Veterinary Services extension officers. The application forms are then submitted to the Animal Production District Offices for adjudication purposes and finally sent to headquarters for final adjudication.

 

The requirements for applying for assistance from LIMID are:

·         18 years old and Omang.

·         Cattle or goats / sheep ownership.

·         Land Board certificates (Guinea fowl and Tswana chickens)

·         Guinea fowls - License from Wildlife.

·         Registered cattle brand.

·         Owners of Small stock should prove ownership.

·         Cattle must have bolus.

·         Groups must have constitution.

·         Provide quotations.

·         State current livestock numbers as verified by extension agents.

·         Project lifespan 10 years 

For more information check the extension officers in your district

 

Applicants can only be assisted once on every package and there will be no repeat.  Plans to maintain the facilities should be put in place and rests with the project owners.

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