Botswana’s beef sector is at a critical juncture. The sector is important for Botswana’s rural population, and is an important source of export earnings. It has been highlighted as a strategic sector to be promoted to support the country’s Economic Diversification Drive (EDD).
Given the beef sector’s strategic importance for Botswana’s economy, a Value Chain Analysis and Development (VCAD) was undertaken by the CDE and the International Trade Centre (ITC) in the framework of the Private Sector Development Programme (PSDP).
A Public-Private Dialogue meeting of beef stakeholders meeting will be organised from 17 to 19 November 2014, in the framework of Global Expo, to be held in Gaborone, Botswana.
The objectives of the beef stakeholders meeting are to present the outcome of the beef value chain analysis, including the Action plan, and to facilitate the dialogue between the public and private sector entities involved in the beef industry, as well as to benefit from the best practices from Southern Africa and the European Union on the beef sector development.