Gaborone — Government has begun to provide 20 per cent feed subsidy for extensive grazing livestock across the country effective September 1 until January 31, 2021.
A press release from the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security says a declaration was made following a recommendation by the Botswana Vulnerability Assessment Committee.
It also explains that the dispensation was intended to assist livestock farmers to continue supplementing their livestock to ensure adequate nutrients supply to animals and circumvent drought related mortalities in the hard hit areas.
The release also says livestock feeds are accessible at all complaint feed retail outlets and beneficiaries are required to produce valid Omang copies and livestock Keeper Card or Brand Certificate in order to benefit from the subsidy.
Meanwhile, Kgalagadi District (BORAVAST), North East, Bobirwa, Boteti, Tutume, Tonota, Palapye and Mahalapye sub-districts have been declared drought stricken areas due to poor rains that lead to poor pastures.
Source : BOPA