Botswana Young Farmers Association - Agribusiness Conference & Botswana Farming Awards - Report

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CCARDESA Content
Author or Institution as Author: 
Botswana Young Farmers Association and Farmers Guide
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Date of publication: 
November, 2018
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Botswana Young Farmers Association
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The Botswana Young Farmers Association and Farmers Guide hosted The Agribusiness Conference and Botswana Farming Awards, an initiative which is aimed at increasing participation of youth in agriculture as well as create a platform for stakeholder dialogue on the pathways to excellence in Agriculture.

We do acknowledge that the development and growth of the sector requires commitment of all the sectors of the economy; it is of this realization that we consider it important to initiate on projects that cultivate dialogue on the discourse and future of Agriculture in Botswana, which can enable the society to understand and appreciate the importance of a viable food production sector. The conference’s main aim is to engage all the stakeholders in the discussion of priority issues affecting the sector. This inaugural Agribusiness Conference was held under the theme ‘Attracting investment in Agriculture.’

The Agribusiness conference was held on the 23rd November 2018 at Tlotlo Hotel & Conference Centre. The conference was officiated by His Honour, Mr Slumber Tsogwane, The Vice President of the Republic of Botswana.

The Agribusiness Conference provided a platform for young farmers to engage with stakeholders and find markets for their produce. This will also provide a platform for the participants to learn on the current trends of production and the challenges met by young farmers. The public also interacted with the exhibitors to familiarise themselves with the issue at hand.

Keywords: 
Agribusiness Youth Farmer
Contact institution (for further information): 
Botswana Young Farmers Association
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Botswana Young Farmers Association (2018). Report - Agribusiness Conference & Botswana Farming Awards. 23rd November 2018 at Tlotlo Hotel & Conference Centre, Gaborone, Botswana.

Country/Region: 
Botswana

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