Dry Season Management Workshop at Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN), 09 – 10 March 2017, Gaborone, Botswana

Agribusiness Forum Botswana in collaboration with BUAN and CCARDESA organised a farmer training in Gaborone, Botswana. (Read The Blog). the training attracted about 100 farmers from across the country. The objectives of the workshop were to ensure that local livestock farmers are capable to manage production during dry season and to enhance awareness and adaptation of climate resilient practices in livestock production.

Following is the programme of the event:

Day 1 : Thursday, 09 March
Time Activity Presenter / Moderator
08:30 – 08:50 Participants arrival and registration  AgriBusiness Forum Botswana
08:50 – 09:00 Official Opening

Dr Lepetu, Director, BUAN – CICE

09:00 – 09:30 Capacity Building – AMEWI role in bridging capacity gap in farming
through online linkages

Mr Makoko, Marketing and Communication
Executive, AgriBusiness Forum Botswana

 09:30 – 10:00 Capacity Building – SAAIKS’ role in regional information and knowledge sharing in te SADC region

Mr Zengenene, GIZ, SADC Adaptation to
Climate Change in Rural Areas in Southern
Africa (ACCRA)

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break

 

10:30 – 11:00 Agribusiness – Financial Planning, Cost effective measures for small farmers, Farmer cluster role in business viability, entrepreneurship

Mr Mutarure, Director, Peabo85 Group

11:00 – 12:00 Understanding Climate Change and its effects on farming

Mrs Beerhalter, Programme Manager, GIZ,
SADC Adaptation to Climate Change in Rural
Areas in Southern Africa (ACCRA)

12:00 – 12:30 Sustainable Development in Agricultural Production within the context of Climate Change: experiences from ongoing UNDP/GEF-funded projects in Botswana

Ms Koketso / Dr Senyatso, United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) /Birdlife Botswana

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 – 15:00  Animal Nutrition – Fodder production  Dr Letso, BUAN
15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Tea
15:30 – 17:00 Animal Production Practices for the Dry Season

Prof Tsopito, BUAN

17:00 – 17:15 Closing of Day 1
Day 2 : Friday, 10 March
Time Activity Presenter / Moderator
07:45 – 08:00 Registration  AgriBusiness Forum Botswana
08:00 – 10:00 Animal Production Practices for Dry Season

Prof Tsopito, BUAN

10:00 – 10:30 Morning Tea Break
10:30 – 12:30 Animal Health Practices for Dry Season

Prof Tsopito, BUAN

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:15 Animal Health Practices for Dry Season

Prof Tsopito, BUAN

14:15 – 14:45 Animal Nutrition – Supplementing for the Dry Season

Ms Hunter, Techno Feeds

14:45 – 15:15  Panel Discussion

Ms Hunter, Dr Kemolatlhe, Mr Molefhe, Ms
Bailang, Ms Supang

15:15 – 15:30  Young Farmers Association Awareness Mr Molefhe, Chairman, Botswana Young
Farmers Association
15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Tea
15:30 – 16:15 Field Visit – Fodder and Silage Production Dr Letso,

BUAN

16:15 – 17:15  Afternoon tea and Exhibition Stall Visitation  AgriBusiness Forum Botswana

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Related Resources

The Event Blog

Training Package Tackling Climate Change in SADC

Overview of the Package (Package Reader)

The Climate Proofing Tool

The Blog for the first Training

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