Botswana / Livestock / PIL / PIM / 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 / Livestock / PIL / PIM / 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

Botswana / DRYLANDS-CRP / Livestock / Markets / PIL / Southern Africa / Value Chains

Competitive smallholder livestock in Botswana: Project stakeholders gather for inception workshop

On 31 October 2012, the Competitive Smallholder Livestock in Botswana project held an inception workshop at the Botswana College of Agriculture. The workshop brought together participants from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Ministry of Agriculture, the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, South Africa and Namibia. The objectives of this new project are to: … Continue reading

Africa / Botswana / ILRI / Livestock / Markets / PIL / PIM / Southern Africa / Value Chains

Introducing the Competitive Smallholder Livestock in Botswana project blog

Welcome to the blog of the project, Competitive Smallholder Livestock in Botswana. The project has three main objectives, namely: to better define smallholder livestock production systems and to identify the factors affecting the productivity of smallholder livestock producers and assess their competitiveness; to understand and improve conditions for market participation and value addition in markets … Continue reading