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Botswana / CRP2 / Livestock / PTVC / Southern Africa

Study highlights key drivers of competitiveness in Botswana smallholder livestock systems

As part of the Competitive Smallholder Livestock in Botswana project, Sirak Bahta from ILRI and Patrick Malope from the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) conducted a study to measure competitiveness in smallholder livestock systems and emerging policy in Botswana. Continue reading

Africa / Botswana / CRP2 / Livestock / PTVC / Southern Africa

Call for abstracts: Conference on policies for competitive smallholder livestock production

The Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) will hold a conference on 4-6 March 2015 in Gaborone, Botswana with the theme Policies for competitive smallholder livestock production. The conference aims to provide an opportunity for African and international scientists and the … Continue reading

Africa / Botswana / CRP2 / PTVC / Southern Africa / Value Chains

ILRI study sheds light on livestock value chains in central Botswana

In December 2012, a snapshot survey was conducted in two villages (Taupye and Thabala) and one semi-urban area (Serowe) in Botswana’s Central District. The aim of the survey was to characterize, using rapid appraisal techniques, the knowledge, practices, structure and performance of value chain actors. The survey included focus group discussions and individual interviews with … Continue reading

Africa / Botswana / CRP2 / ILRI / MarketOpps / Southern Africa

Field visits conducted in Botswana to assess participatory epidemiology skills of vets and extension staff

In mid-March 2013, Saskia Hendrickx travelled to Botswana to conduct field mentoring of the veterinarians and extension staff who were trained in participatory epidemiology in November 2012. Over a two week period and together with colleagues from the Botswana Ministry of Agriculture, she travelled to Central and Chobe districts to visit a total of five … Continue reading