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8597281558 a075d745c3Botswana, a landlocked country in southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a very rich and pleasurable (lush) animal habitat during the seasonal floods. The country has a human population of about 2 million. More than 80% is pastoral land and crop area is only around 0.65% of the land area.
The international beef market - including South Africa and the lucrative European Community drives the agriculture sector of the economy –accounting for more than 17% Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Interestingly, the cattle to human population ratio is 2:1, which is a unique phenomenon in Africa.

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 Next Training Dates: February 22nd - 26th, 2016

                                         June 1st - 4th, 2016
                               
Venue: Gaborone, Botswana

Tution Fees: Ksh. 150,000 + VAT (Inclusive of course materials, lunch, refreshments and a certificate)

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Botswana, a landlocked country in southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a very rich and pleasurable (lush) animal habitat during the seasonal floods. The country has a human population of about 2 million. More than 80% is pastoral land and crop area is only around 0.65% of the land area.
The international beef market - including South Africa and the lucrative European Community drives the agriculture sector of the economy –accounting for more than 17% Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Interestingly, the cattle to human population ratio is 2:1, which is a unique phenomenon in Africa.
  • Delegates will be able to identify critical success factors for Botswana’s livestock industry competitiveness as well as legislation and enabling factors.
  • Delegates will be able to analyze Botswana’s livestock value chain with a view to map out the role of various stakeholders including the Government, Decentralized Units, Botswana Meat Commission and Development Partners such as the World Bank.
  • The program will assist delegates document Best Practices for competitiveness in the livestock industry for replication at the County level.
  • Delegates will get an opportunity to seek Public-Private-Partnership with institutions with Best Practices in Livestock management in Botswana.
  • Delegates will be exposed to the various legislations of the livestock and meat industry in Botswana as well as innovations behind efficient livestock management using Information Technology and breeding research  for Gene Reserve for breeding and conservation

 

  • County Executive Committee Members (CECM) Agriculture, Livestock and FisheriesChief Officer Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
  • Directors in the Livestock Directorate
  • County Chief Economists
  • Special Advisors to the Governors
  • County Assembly Committees of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
  • Senior Officers from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries
  • Senior Officers from the Ministry of Devolution

  1. Background of the Livestock industry in Botswana
  2. The Economic Significance of the Livestock Industry in Botswana
  3. Legislation: Livestock & Meat Industries Act
  4. Licensing and Approval of Abattoirs and Slaughterhouses
  5. Understanding Botswana Livestock Value Chains
  6. Livestock Marketing opportunities: Local, Regional & International Markets
  7. Towards Sustainable Beef Production - The Role Played by Botswana Meat Commission
  8. Contribution of Livestock to Food Security, Employment, Household Incomes, and Social Security in Botswana
  9. National Tribal Land Grazing Policy (TLGP):- Land Tenure Reforms and Social Transformation in Botswana
  10. Overcoming Challenges of Drought, Nutrition and Livestock Diseases
  11. Benchmarking Field Excursions with Local Experts
  12. Emerging Trends in the Livestock Industry in Africa and Globally