Huge tracts of Botswana’s agricultural land lying idle

As much as 45% of all the arable land available for agricultural use in Botswana is lying idle due to over-regulation and lack of laws to turn the practice of agriculture into a business enterprise. Presenting the findings of his portfolio performance report for 2016/’17 recently, Agriculture and Food Security…

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Massive arable land for Zambian smallholder farmers lying idle

Lack of infrastructure and amenities is forcing thousands of Zambian smallholder farmers to shun massive farming blocks of arable land allocated to them by government. Sources told africanfarming.com a mere 200 000 ha of the 1 million hectares allocated for farming blocks, are being utilised. “Government has allocated 100 000…

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