A group of farmers who do not qualify for cluster fencing in terms of minimum area requirement of 150 hectares (Ha) can apply for assistance in the form of a 50% subsidy on the cost of fencing material only up to a maximum of BWP 200, 000.00 to construct an enclosure fence. This assistance is provided through Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agriculture Development (ISPAAD).
- Citizens and non-citizens aged 18 years and above
- A group should have minimum membership of two persons who have arable land in proximity.
- The group shall have a working constitution.
- Applicants should have access to their own fields (proof of ownership or leasehold). In case of leasehold, the lease period should not be less than 50 years.
- Submit the relevant supporting documents to the District Crop Production Office.
- The Extension Officer shall calculate the field perimeter and prepare the Bill of Quantities for fencing materials.
- The farmer shall be given the Bill of Quantities to go and request five quotations.
- The Extension Officer will then complete the ISPAAD 50% Subsidy for Fencing Material Application Form.
- Extension Officer shall submit the application along with supporting documents to Sub District Crop Production Officer (SDCPO) for processing.
- SDCPO shall inform the farmer about whether the application has been approved or not by letter.
- If approved the farmer must pay the supplier 50% of the total cost of the material and the Government pays the other 50 %.
- The farmer shall then collect the material from the supplier.
- A Certified copy of valid National Identity Card (Omang).
- Landboard Certificate, lease or title deed.
- Documented proof of a working constitution
Two (2) months.
50% government subsidy and 50% paid by farmer.
Department of Crop Production
Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security Headquarters
Plot 4701 Mmaraka Road
3rd Floor, Office No. 301
Private Bag 00435
Tel. (+267) 3689305
E-mail. dcp [at] gov.bw
Email.moa17755 [at] gov.bw
Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 then 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday except, public holidays. ISPAAD Guidelines Revised May 2013