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Overview

Farmers can apply for assistance through a 100% government subsidy on the cost of fencing material. The provision of field fencing will be modeled around an enclosed drift fence concept to exclude animals from arable fields. This assistance is provided through The Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agriculture Development (ISPAAD).

Who is eligible?
  • Citizens and Non-citizens aged 18 years and above.
  • Applicants should have access to land (proof of ownership or leasehold). In case of leasehold, the lease period should not be less than 50 years.
How do I get this service?
  • Submit the relevant supporting documents to the District Crop Production offices.
  • Extensive consultations will be undertaken with farming communities and local authorities on clustering of fields to promote collective ownership of the fence.
  • Feasibility studies will then be undertaken to confirm the suitability of the proposed area and the alignment of the perimeter fence.
  • The Cluster Committee will then apply to the Land Board for the cluster fencing.
What supporting documents are required?
  • Certified copy of valid National Identity Card (Omang).
  • Certified copy of Work permit and Residence permit
  • Certified copy of Land board certificate, lease or title deed.
  • Cluster constitution.
How long will this service take?

Three (3) months.  

Where can I get more information on this Service

ISPAAD Coordinator
Department of Crop Production                               
Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security Head Quarters
Plot 4701 Mmaraka Road
3rd Floor, Office No. 301
Private Bag 00435                                                  
Gaborone
Botswana                                                                                                                    
Tel. (+267) 3689305
E-mail: dcp [at] gov.bw

Call Centre:
Tel.17755
Email:moa17755 [at] gov.bw

Opening hours are from 07:30 to 12:45 then 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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