Official Name: Republic of Botswana
Independence Day: 30 September 1966
Currency: Pula (BWP)
- Botswana has successfully registered 25 medical products through a collaborative medicines registration process between Southern African countries including Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, named ZAZIBONA; a total number of 105 medical were registered in all participating countries.
- The country is also expected to benefit from an African Union endorsed Model Law on Medical Products Regulation to improve access to quality and safe drugs and to fight the circulation of fake medical products on the continent.
- The effect of NPK fertilizer on harvesting time on the growth, yield and sugar parameters of the indigenous sweet sorghum has been researched in the city of Francistown.
- Botswana launched the CAADP implementation process and is currently working towards signing the Compact, which aims to increase investments into agriculture. There is ongoing technical support to strengthen and integrate agriculture public expenditure findings into agriculture joint sector review processes.
- A Country Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) framework has been established, aligned with the National Vision, the National Development Plan and the agriculture sector policies and strategies. Framework espouses integrated CSA approaches on climate change, gender and youth. Subsequent to the advent of the programme, a regional platform for learning and sharing of experiences was established. Furthermore, a multi-sectoral and multidisciplinary national expert coordination team from environment and agriculture was established to prepare Botswana’s CSA Programmes.
- Botswana has also been supported in mainstreaming Nutrition into National Agriculture and Food Security Investment Plans (NAIPS), to ensure that agricultural and economic development policies and initiatives are nutrition-sensitive and have a clear approach, stronger capacities and clear road maps for implementation.
- The country has integrated home-grown school feeding programmes into existing school feeding programmes reaching 330,000 children.