Botswana scores 4.4/10 and is on track in implementing the Malabo Declaration on Agriculture transformation in Africa.

Highlights of the 5 key areas of strong performance of the country

for evidence based policies, supportive institutions and corresponding human resources.
for inclusive institutionalized mechanisms for mutual accountability and peer review.
prevalence of wasting among children under 5 years old.
of youth engaged in new job opportunities in agriculture value chains.
agricultural commodity value chains for which a PPP is established with strong linkage to smallholder agriculture.

Highlights of the 5 key areas that require the country's attention

of public agriculture expenditure as a share of total public expenditure.
increase of agricultural value added per agricultural worker.
annual growth of the agriculture value added (agricultural GDP).
response to spending needs on resilience building initiatives, from the government budget.
response to spending needs on social protection for vulnerable social groups, from the government budget.
  • Botswana should increase its public expenditure into agriculture to further boost the sector development in line with the CAADP target of 10% of national budget.
  • The country should increase government spending sufficiently to cater for resilience building initiatives.
  • The country should ensure the yearly 100% budget allocation to the social protection requirements for the vulnerable social groups.


Overall country score: 4.18

2017 Country Scorecard for implementing Malabo Declaration

Malabo Commitments Areas (T) Commitments Categories (C)
No. Item Score Mimimum Score progress No. Item Score Mimimum Score progress
1Re-committing to CAADP Process5.43.33On Track
1Completing National CAADP Process0.003.33Not on Track
2Establishing CAADP based Cooperation, Partnership & Alliance6.203.33On Track
3Establishing CAADP based Policy & Institutional Review/ Setting/ Support10.003.33On Track
2Enhancing Investment Finance in Agriculture3.46.67Not on Track
1Enhancing access to finance0.003.33Not on Track
2Public Expenditure in Agriculture6.7910.00Not on Track
3Ending Hunger by 20252.373.71Not on Track
1Access to Agriculture inputs and technologies2.035.53Not on Track
2Doubling agricultural Productivity0.061.00Not on Track
3Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss0.001.00Not on Track
4Strengthening Social Protection8.1010.00Not on Track
5Improving Food security and Nutrition1.671.00On Track
4Halving Poverty through Agriculture by 20253.682.06On Track
1Sustaining Agricultural GDP for Poverty Reduction0.003.25Not on Track
2Establishing Inclusive PPPs for commodity value chains10.001.00On Track
3Creating job for Youth in agricultural value chains4.731.00On Track
4Women participation in Agri-business0.003.00Not on Track
5Boosting Intra-African Trade in Agriculture Commodities4.681On Track
1Tripling Intra-African Trade for agriculture commodities and services0.001.00Not on Track
2Establishing Intra-African Trade Policies and institutional conditions9.361.00On Track
6Enhancing Resilience to Climate Variability4.616Not on Track
1Ensuring Resilience to climate related risks2.542.00On Track
2Investment in resilience building6.6710.00Not on Track
7Mutual Accountability for Actions and Results6.524.78On Track
1Conducting a Biennial Agriculture Review Process9.5610.00Not on Track
2Fostering Peer Review and Mutual Accountability10.003.33On Track
3Increasing country capacity for evidence based planning, impl. and M&E0.001.00Not on Track