BOTSWANA

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8 IMPORTANCE OF TOURISM IN BOTSWANA

BOTSWANA has earned foreign exchange in form of invisible export from thousands of tourists who visit the country from Europe, Asia and from other continents due to her tourist potentials. Such income has been used to rehabilitate roads, set up heath units, etc. The industry has provided employment opportunities to many people of BOTSWANA such …

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8 PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH INDUSTRIALIZATION IN BOTSWANA

Inadequate capital to inset in the industrial sector local investors depend on basic provision from the government and foreign aid and grants which may not be adequate or has too high interest rates. Most industrial suffer from inconsistency in the supply of raw materials due to fluctuation in output especially agricultural raw materials, industries dependent …

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IMPORTANCE OF NOMADIC PASTORALISM TO THE ECONOMY OF BOTSWANA

Importance of nomadic pastoralism to the economy of BOTSWANA Source of human food with valuable proteins e.g. milk, meat/beef, and blood. It is a source of income to the pastoralists by selling farm products hence improving their standards of living. It is a source of employment e.g. through trade hence providing a livelihood for many …

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MEASURES TAKEN TO IMPROVE LIVESTOCK FARMING IN BOTSWANA

Subdividing land into paddocks so as to regulate grazing Setting up demonstration farms to teach farmers new skills and principles of paddock farming Initiating quality breeds to check on the mixing of livestock and survival tactics Provision of water through boreholes, valley dams, water troughs, etc Provision of veterinary services through the mobile animal husbandry …

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PROBLEMS FACING LIVESTOCK RANCHING IN BOTSWANA

Presence of pests and diseases like tsetse flies, ticks, rinderpest, nagana, foot and mouth disease, rift valley fever, etc. that affect very many animals and reduces the output or expected profits. Severe desert conditions like low unreliable rainfall and prolonged drought leading to shortage of open surface water and pasture Limited open surface water particularly …

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BENEFITS OF RANCHING IN BOTSWANA

Many farmers have got employment which has helped them utilize inborn abilities A lot of foreign exchange is gained by the government through export of livestock products Learning of new animal husbandry techniques like paddocking, artificial insemination, etc Government earns a lot of revenue by taxing ranchers and imposing export duties Farmers have acquired a …

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FACTORS FAVOURING LIVESTOCK RANCHING IN BOTSWANA

Desire by the government to improve on animal husbandry and beef production Commitment by the farmers to adopt to new animal keeping methods like ranching Existence of large pieces of land relatively flat and easy for animal rearing Sparse population in Botswana provided large expanses of land for animal grazing Existence of poor local animal …

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