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Botswana - Botswana Wastewater Reuse and Water Harvesting For Irrigation Study

05-oct-2011

One of the development objectives of the Government of Botswana (GOB) is to diversify the economy and reduce its overdependence on mining, which has been and still is the mainstay of the country’s economic growth. One of the key areas of this diversification is to boost agricultural production, presently contributing only 2% of the national GDP. This is a far cry from its contribution of nearly 46% in 1966. Any improvement in agricultural production will also reduce the country’s growing reliance on external sources for its food requirements. The sector would also create employment in the process. The proposed efforts are elaborated in the Country’s current National Development Plan (NDP 10, 2009-2016).

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