GABORONE, (Xinhua) --
Botswana has been advised that agriculture
remains paramount as the country hunts for alternatives to
efforts, great focus, and strategic planning, the country can
make greater strides in commercial agriculture, said Calistas
Chijoro, head of capital markets and channels at Stanbic Bank
Botswana, on Wednesday.
potentially see growth of small, micro, and medium enterprises
in this sector, as well as wield a significant impact on our
GDP,” Chijoro said Gaborone, capital of Botswana.
that agriculture contributed 368.40 million pula (about 36.84
million U.S. dollars) to Botswana’s gross domestic product (GDP)
in the first quarter of 2018.
Botswana has been
suffering from uncertainties in the mining sector since 2014,
leading to half of the country’s mines being put under care and
maintenance, despite mining activity accounting for a large
chuck of GDP, government revenues and foreign exchange