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Shohil’s Ile de France farming story

Shohil Maher’s attendance of the 2012 National Agriculture show turned to be a turning point for him as he was love struck by the Ile de France sheep on exhibition at that time. At that time Shohil was clueless about the breed and was seeing it for the first time. He however, could not hold and resist the animals as ... Read More »

Motlhagodi, Shango find value in pigs

Pig farming is one of the most undermined and despised farming sectors in the Agriculture industry. The public often develop a wrong and negative impression about pigs mainly because they have not taken their time to learn about this valuable animal. They are usually seen as dirty and smelling animals that cannot play a pivotal role in transforming the life ... Read More »

Nthaga – Poultry Master Farmer

The recently held Ghanzi Show saw its poultry and rabbits category being dominated by one man being Kago Nthaga as he scooped literally all the awards that were on offer. Speaking to Farmer’s Magazine Botswana in the side-lines of the Ghanzi Show, Nthaga said that he started exhibiting in the Ghanzi show in 2015 and has since been scooping awards. ... Read More »

Expert advice to aspiring young livestock farmers by Rudi Lemcke

  As the country continues to battle with high youth unemployment, the Agriculture sector has been found as one of the sectors that can help in abating the plague. Youth have been implored and are continuously implored to tap into various Agriculture activities and opportunities. It is however important for aspiring youth farmers to consider certain things before they get ... Read More »

Sekobye brothers for quality farming

Over the years there has been a deep concern especially by the government that young people are not into Agriculture despite it being one of the sectors that can help them escape the current plague of unemployment. This however, seems to be becoming a cry of the past as the youth have now started to show enormous interest in the ... Read More »

Setlhaolo’s perseverance pays off

In the Southern District of Botswana about 86 kilometres from the country’s capital city, Gaborone lies the Bangweketse capital called Kanye. It is a village rich in history. A land that renowned public figures hail from including Kgosi Seepapitso and the former statesman Sir Ketumile Masire. In the same Kanye, there is an emerging millionaire farmer called Morris Setlhaolo. Setlhaolo ... Read More »

I love small stock farming-Schutte

  In the Southern part of Botswana in the Barolong District lies the “infamous” small village called Metlojane. There is nothing much happening in this village that may grab people’s attention to the village. Like in most villages in the country, Metlojane is a remote area without much development such as electricity, infrastructure and others. However, it is in the ... Read More »

Sharing and educating for the love of farming- Peter Badenhorst

  Invited by a client to a workshop in the Borolong area turned out to be a trip worth the effort.. Seldom one attends these agricultural workshops does one leave a fulfilled man at the end of the day. However a workshop in Metlojane recently addressing crop spraying for herbicides and pesticides was an enlightening encounter. The workshop conducted by ... Read More »

Empowering women farmers begins at home

In addition to being a successful woman farmer in her own right, Nonny Wright a Maun based farmer sees the need to reach out to more young female farmers to help them get established in the business of farming. Speaking to Farmer’s Magazine Botswana recently Wright said just as charity begins at home, empowering women agricultural entrepreneurs needs to start ... Read More »

Going into full time farming…

Lessons from 2015, the way forward in 2016 Going into full time farming in 2016 could be your dream as an aspiring young farmer in Botswana. But on taking the leap, one may find that the landscape is whole different scenario when all the plans on paper get replaced by unexpected heart breaking realities. After leaving full time employment in ... Read More »