10 July 2018

Botswana: Spedu Boosts Annual Mmadinare Show

Selebi Phikwe — The annual Mmadinare Show, which is anticipated to be bigger and better, is scheduled for July 21 at the village show grounds.

In an interview, the chairperson of the show executive committee, Mr Joseph Seipato said preparations were ongoing and currently everything was in order.

He said this year, SPEDU had stepped in to assist with preparations and other logistics, revealing that the organisation had also contributed P50 000 towards the show.

Mr Seipato explained that the objectives of the event were to encourage farmers to learn and understand government policies in regards to the agricultural businesses and also receive information about farming methods that can be utilised to improve production and obtain a better yield.

Further, he said the show serves as a platform for farmers and other local businesses to market their products and services, adding that the event is also a platform for farmers to interact, share ideas, benchmark and learn from one another on how to improve their projects.

The Mmadinare show membership comprises of six villages of Sefhophe, Tobane, Tshokwe, Robelela, Damochujenaa and Mmadinare.

He said winners would have the opportunity to showcase their products at the Selebi Phikwe SPEDU Region Show and if they continue to perform well during the exhibition, they would be selected to represent the region at the National Agricultural Show in Gaborone later on this year.

He called on residents of the region to support the initiative and also participate in large numbers.

He indicated that this year's show would be held under the theme: 'Enabling Food Security Through Profitable communal farming practices'. Mr Seipato mentioned that besides farmers and local businesses taking part in the event, various government departments, parastatals, NGOs among other organisations, would also participate in the event.

Source: BOPA


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