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Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agricultural Development (ISPAAD)

Service description


ISPAAD is one of the main Agricultural Support Schemes introduced in 2008 to address challenges in the arable sub-sector; of poor technology adoption by farmer and low productivity of the sub-sector.



The primary objectives of ISPAAD are:

·        Increase grain production


·        Promote food security at household and national levels


·        Commercialize agriculture through mechanisation


·        Facilitate access to farm inputs and credit


·        Improve extension outreach

Components of project

  •  The components of the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agriculture Development include:
  •   Cluster Fencing,
  •   Provision of Potable Water
  •  Provision of Seeds
  •  Provision of Fertilizers
  • Facilitation of access to Credit
  • Establishment of Agricultural Service Centres
  • Draught Power Provision


How do I obtain the service


Contact the nearest Department of Crop Production Office. Application forms are there and help is available on how to fill the forms.


 How do I apply for the service?


Forms are available at the nearest Department of Crop Production offices, and the point of assistance is the Extension Officer from your extension area.


Application requirements

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

·        Farmers should register with the Ministry of Agriculture extension officer in their area.


·        All farmers aged 18 years and above with Omang or resident and work permits will be required to produce proof of land accessibility (dully allocated or leased).



Where can I get more information?


Postal address                                                 Physical address

ISPAAD Coordinator                                      Ministry of Agriculture HQ

Department Crop Production                          Plot 4701 Mmaraka Road

Private Bag 00435                                           ISPAAD Office

Gaborone                                                         2nd Floor, Office 231

Gaborone                                                         Gaborone

Tel: 3689447