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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
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The College Farm was formed as a result of the transformation of the College into a parastatal organization in 1991.

General Information

History

The College Farm was formed as a result of the transformation of the College into a parastatal organization in 1991. The College before then was sharing facilities at Content Farm with other departments of Ministry of Agriculture. At the moment, the land that has been allocated to BCA covers about 700 ha much of it being suitable for grazing ruminants. In November 1995, a farm manager was employed by BCA to start the development process of the farm so that it could be in a position to service the needs of the college in the areas of productive teaching, research, and viable commercial agricultural ventures.

Objectives of the farm

The first and major objective of the BCA Farm is to provide facilities and services for teaching, as it is the major objective of the establishment of BCA as stated under section 3(1) of the BCA act No 9 1991.

  • Provide student-managed practical plots
  • Provide demonstration plots for practical classes
  • Provide structures for both crop and livestock demonstrations
  • Provide structures and animals for practical training in animal production
  • Be a facility for Field Practical Training
The second objective of College Farm is to provide facilities for research by:
  • Providing research plots for staff and student projects
  • Providing structures and experimental animals for staff and student research projects
  • Permitting students to carry out meaningful and well-planned research projects during which a lot of practical skills can be acquired.
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