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Parastatals in Ministry of Agriculture
Parastatals in Ministry of Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture has 5 parastatals.They are as follows:

  1. Botswana Meat Commision (BMC)

The comminsion was established to purchase and slaughter livestock, process and sell meat and other animal products in such a manner as to promote the interest of the livestock industry in Botswana

  1. Botswana College of Agriculture

The college was established in 1991 as an associate institute of the University of Botswana. Its mandate is to provide education and training in the science and practice of agriculture as well as conduct research.

  1. Botswana Agricultural Marketing Board (BAMB)

The board was established in 1974. Its main function is to secure a stable market for both the producers and customers for scheduled produce against market related prices. It is also been entrusted with the responsibility of being a custodian of the strategic gain reserve for government.

  1. Botswana Vaccine Institute

It was established in 1980 to produce FMD vaccine to enhance ability of the country to import beef. Over the years it diversified and it now produces Rinderpest, Anthrax, Blackquarter, CBPP and PPR vaccines.

  1. Banyana PTY (LTD)

It was established in 1998 as a government owned company whose mandate is breeding/rearing good quality beef cattle to supply breeding stock to farmers and finished stock to BMC and local butcheries.