Botswana seeks AfDB funding for integrated agro-commercial project

INTERNATIONAL – Botswana’s Agricultural Ministry has submitted a funding request to the African Development Bank (AfDB) for an undisclosed amount to launch an integrated agro-commercial development project, a senior official said Monday. The ministry aimed to engage a transactional advisor and carry out next steps incorporated in the project, dubbed as Zambezi Integrated Agro-Commercial Development Project, according to Fidelis Molao, Botswana’s minister of agricultural development and food security. The project was launched to improve Botswana’s food security, diversify the sector, contribute to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and create…

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Botswana: The Dubai of Africa

  JOHANNESBURG- “Democracy, like a little plant, does not grow or develop on its own. It must be nursed and nurtured if it is to grow and flourish. It must be believed in and practised if it is to be appreciated. And it must be fought for and defended if it is to survive”. – Seretse Khama, the first president of Botswana. Botswana is an inland country bordered by South Africa, Namibia and Zimbabwe, mostly dominated by the rigid Kalahari Desert, covering 70percent of the country’s total land area. Water…

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