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Provision of Portable Water to Clusters Through ISPAAD


Farmers operating as clusters can access assistance for the provision of portable water through the Integrated Support Programme for Arable Agriculture Development (ISPAAD). ISPAAD will, where possible drill/equip boreholes, or purchase existing boreholes. Immediately after completion, the boreholes will be handed over to Cluster Management Committees to operate and manage, as stipulated in the constitution. The boreholes will be used exclusively for provision of domestic water.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must agree that operation and maintenance of the infrastructure will be the responsibility of the Cluster Management Committee.

How do I get this service?
  • Visit the Extension Officer at the nearest District Crop Production Office with the relevant supporting documents.
  • The ISPAAD / Extension Office shall assess the situations as per its merits to ascertain if there is a need for the provision of water.
  • The farmers will be advised to have a constitution that will include agreement to undertake maintenance of the boreholes.
  • The District Crop Production Office shall then inform the applicants in writing about the outcome of the application.
What supporting documents are required?

Documented proof of a working cluster constitution.

How long will this service take?

One (1) month from the date of initial application.  

How much does it cost?

Applicants are provided with a 100% government subsidy with this service. 

Where can I get more information on this Service

ISPAAD Coordinator
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] (dcp@gov​.bw)
Call Centre:
Tel. 17755
Email. moa17755 [at]

Opening hours are from 07:30 to 12:45 then 13:45 to 16:30, Monday to Friday except, public holiday.

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