Botswana: Government Mitigates Drought Effects

Gaborone — Government has taken steps to mitigate the effects of drought across the country.

The acting President, Mr Slumber Tsogwane, told a Rural Development Council (RDC) meeting in Gaborone yesterday that government’s intervention came about after President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi declared 2022/2023 as a severe arable agriculture drought year.

“Farmers have harvested basically nothing. As a result, households are more vulnerable. Above everything, staple foods such as sorghum and beans have…


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