Africa / Botswana / PIL / PIM / 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

Botswana / DRYLANDSCRP / 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