RANCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG FRAMERS HERE

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RANCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG FRAMERS HERE
RANCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG FRAMERS HERE

Africa-Press – Botswana. More aspiring young farmers will soon have an opportunity to own ranches in Botswana, a rare opportunity in the country.

Upon the realisation that many young Batswana have developed keen a interest in farming government started a process to allocate land specifically for ranches to the youth, President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Friday, at the official opening of the Youth Livestock Farmers Day at Letlhare Farm, Serowe.

He said the process was at an advanced stage.

President Masisi highlighted that the government was dedicated to supporting and empowering farmers through programmes like Temo Letlotlo and Thuo Letlotlo to revitalise agriculture.

Dr Masisi said government was committed to supporting and nurturing farmers, given the introduction of agriculture revitalising programmes such as Temo Letlotlo and Thuo Letlotlo among others.

Therefore, the President has encouraged young farmers to use the programmes to enhance their livelihoods

President Masisi expressed his delight in the growing interest in farming among Batswana youth, emphasising the importance of supporting and guiding them towards a prosperous future in agriculture.

“The youth are the future of this country, we need to support and nurture them in their farming endeavour so that they even do better than us in future,” he said.

Regarding the recent importation of livestock, the President assured that the effort was meant to benefit all Batswana, including young aspiring farmers.

He stressed the significance of focusing on the quality rather than the quantity of livestock.

While advocating for advancements in breeding quality, President Masisi also emphasised the preservation of indigenous breeds to prevent their extinction.

He urged young farmers to embrace new technologies and work on developing local breeds.

The President raised concerns over insufficient food production in the country, especially in cereal farming, which heavily relied on imports.

He suggested that young farmers consider tapping into the fodder production value chain to help address the issue.

Additionally, Dr Masisi urged youth to explore aquaculture, saying it had potential for profitability.

To show commitment, support and inspire Batswana in cattle farming, President Masisi donated five Red Brahman bulls to Mr Bernard Gaowetswe, Mr Ogolotse Banthole, Ms Selwana Seetswane, Mr Refilwe Ramasokola and Ms Temo Dintwa.

He advised recipients to be careful with the bulls to avoid diseases and encouraged them to employ responsible farming practices for the well-being of both farmers and livestock.

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