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Agricultural Hub

The agricultural sector has been identified as one of the areas that has a good potential to diversify the economy and create employment, especially in rural areas. The Ministry is currently implementing several projects and initiatives which are intended to commercialise and diversify the sector.

The Agricultural Hub has been established to be the driving force for the commercialisation and diversification of the Agricultural Sector in Botswana. Its aim is to develop an environment that will encourage, facilitate and support a viable and economically sustainable agricultural sector.

OPERATION

The Hub operates in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture and is in a position to fully interact with the other Hubs, Ministries, Parastatals, the private sector and other organisations. The Hub has been empowered to - recommend, negotiate, intervene and where needed cut red tape - to enable the timely implementation of the projects and initiatives that it is responsible for.

In implementing its mandate, the Hub which will be staffed by a relatively small number of specialists, will operate at different levels with the various stakeholders to support their projects and initiatives. In so doing, the Hub will involve most, if not all, the different departments and sections of the Ministry of Agriculture.

PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES CURRENTLY FORMING PART OF THE HUB:

·        National Agricultural Master Plan for Arable Agriculture and Dairy Development (NAMPAADD)

·        Zambezi Integrated Agro-Commercial Development Project (ZIACDP)

·        Agricultural Infrastructural Development Initiative (AIDI)

·        Agricultural Service Centres (ASC as part of ISPAAD and NAMPAADD)

·        Botswana Contributory Agricultural Insurance Scheme (BCAIS)

·        State Farms around dams and sewage ponds (arable and horticultural)

·        Botswana Meat Commission (GMR partnership)

·        Banyana Ranch and other state owned ranches (cattle sector)

 

 

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