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    Reducing plant pests and diseases in Botswana - TCP/BOT/3502 2019
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    The agriculture sector in Botswana supplies food and raw materials and is important for maintaining food security at household and national levels. Yet it only contributes 2–3 percent of the country's gross domestic product, and it has the potential to contribute more. Drought, pests and diseases limit crop production in Botswana. This project was implemented to carry out on inventory of crop pests and diseases and to improve the import regulation system and the export certification system, so as to promote trade and agricultural production and ultimately increase food security.
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    Development of National Food-Based Dietary Guidelines for Botswana - TCP/BOT/3703 2022
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    African countries are undergoing a nutrition transition marked by changes in food consumption patterns and sub optimal diets Globalization, urbanization and changes in food supply and lifestyle have resulted in a shift in dietary habits, a loss of dietary diversity and the disappearance of traditional food cultures These changes, coupled with the increased availability and marketing of products of low nutritional value, highlight the need for consistent, simple and practical dietary guidance to enable populations to select healthy diets, to prevent disease and to guide countries in food, health and agriculture policy development A lack of awareness of nutrition and a limited ability to make healthy food choices are among the factors leading to a lack of dietary diversity The existence of both under nutrition and over nutrition, and the associated non communicable diseases ( indicate a need to inform the population of Botswana about healthy eating and healthy life styles In Botswana, the prevalence of stunting among children under the age of five was 25 9 percent in 2007 In 2006 15 2 percent of children under the age of five were obese In 2016 18 8 percent of adults in Botswana were overweight, and 11 8 percent were obese.
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    Interventions to Improve the Food Security of Communities in Wildlife-Dominated Landscapes in Northern Botswana - TCP/BOT/3601 2020
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    Wildlife-based tourism plays an integral part in the economy of Botswana. In 2015, tourism was estimated to have represented 12 percent of Botswana’s gross domestic product and to have generated 32 000 direct and 69 500 indirect jobs. The tourism industry and associated livelihoods are dependent on the effective management and protection of the country’s wildlife resources. The Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site, is the focus of Botswana’s tourism industry and hosts a large number of tourism facilities. However, there is concern that wildlife populations in the Delta are declining; recent research indicates that the poaching of animals for bushmeat is potentially a major contributing factor. Poaching for bushmeat provides relatively limited livelihood benefits for the individuals involved, but places the livelihoods of much larger numbers of local people at risk by jeopardizing the tourism industry and its thousands of associated jobs, as well as by exacerbating wildlife conflict issues for local livestock farmers. Bushmeat poaching results in the destruction of significant quantities of wildlife but captures a tiny fraction of the value of the wildlife killed. Two key drivers for bushmeat poaching in the Okavango Delta are a lack of opportunity for some communities to access legal benefits from wildlife and the high costs imposed on communities in the form of human-wildlife conflict. Poaching is facilitated in some parts of the Delta by the vastness of the ecosystem combined with various logistical and financial limitations confronting the authorities commissioned with protection of the resources. The aim of the project was to address these issues.

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