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Overview

A group of farmers who do not qualify for cluster fencing in terms of minimum area requirement of 150 hectares (Ha) can apply for assistance in the form of a 50% subsidy on the cost of fencing material only up to a maximum of BWP 200, 000.00 to construct an enclosure fence. This assistance is provided through Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agriculture Development (ISPAAD). ​

Who is eligible?
  • Citizens and non-citizens aged 18 years and above
  • A group should have minimum membership of two persons who have arable land in proximity.
  • The group shall have a working constitution.
  • Applicants should have access to their own fields (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 Office.
  • The Extension Officer shall calculate the field perimeter and prepare the Bill of Quantities for fencing materials.
  • The farmer shall be given the Bill of Quantities to go and request five quotations.
  • The Extension Officer will then complete the ISPAAD 50% Subsidy for Fencing Material Application Form.
  • Extension Officer shall submit the application along with supporting documents to Sub District Crop Production Officer (SDCPO) for processing.
  • SDCPO shall inform the farmer about whether the application has been approved or not by letter.
  • If approved the farmer must pay the supplier 50% of the total cost of the material and the Government pays the other 50 %.
  • The farmer shall then collect the material from the supplier.
What supporting documents are required?
  • A Certified copy of valid National Identity Card (Omang).
  • Landboard Certificate, lease or title deed.
  • Documented proof of a working constitution
How long will this service take?

Two (2) months.  

Where can I get more information on this Service

ISPAAD Coordinator
Department of Crop Production                               
Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security Headquarters
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: 07:30 to 12:45 then 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday except, public holidays. ISPAAD Guidelines Revised May 2013

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