Bio diesel project on the right track
source: Sunday Standard
by Godfrey Ganetsang
10.02.2008 7:41:11 P
The multi million pula bio diesel production project in Serowe and surrounding areas is said to be on the right track after it emerged that it received overwhelming approval from farmers in the central district.
The project is spearheaded by Ipelegeng Development Trust, a beneficiation organization that is the brainchild of Serowe North East Member of Parliament, Ramadeluka Seretse.
Speaking to The Sunday Standard last week, the coordinator of the trust, Ditlhong Ndlovu, said that they were very humbled by the overwhelming response that they got from farmers in Serowe and surrounding villages who are set to benefit immensely from the multi million pula project. The project will assist farmers to shift from subsistence to commercial farming in that their fields will be aggregated and used to plough the sunflower. Ndlovu revealed that, while there is generally an abundance of land in Botswana, it is not used efficiently by farmers and, therefore, does not benefit them much.
Ipelegeng Development Trust therefore is looking to maximize profits and [continue reading]