Information is important for timely and effective agricultural production

Othusitse Ricky Madibela


One of the consistently mentioned constrain to improved agricultural productivity is lack of management skills. However, skills are usually obtained through training and acquiring information and knowledge. In order to improve the productivity of Botswana agricultural sector it requires that all stakeholders empower the farmers with knowledge and information. Generally the government through its departments in the Ministry of Agriculture provides extension services which largely including educating farmers about farming techniques. Should this obligation rest only with the Ministry of Agriculture?

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