Libyan tractors arrive in Botswana

source: Mmegi

Barely a week after receiving over 1000 Dates plants from Libya. The government of Libya has once again ferried in a special cargo plane of eight tractors to Botswana under the Green revolution programme whose aim is to assist African countries in agricultural development.

According to the Libyan Ambassador to Botswana, the tractors will be used wherever they will be needed in Botswana as determined by the ministry of Agriculture. The Libyan Envoy said his embassy and the ministry of Agriculture are yet to map ways of using the tractors. The tractors will be housed at the Libyan Embassy awaiting instruction of where and how they will be used.

According to information from the Libyan Embassy in Gaborone the Libyan government will pay for the maintenance of tractors, driver, fuel and other related needs. The Libyan Ambassador expressed optimism that the tractors will go a long way in [continue reading]

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  1. Just an FYI, wanted to share a blog we did today (please feel free to cross-post) about our travels in Gaborne, Botswana. We blog everyday from all over Africa at a website call Border Jumpers (http://www.borderjumpers.org) and for the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet (http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/).

    Here is the link: “1,000 Words About Botswana”
    http://borderjumpers1.blogspot.com/2010/03/1000-words-about-botswana.html

    Bernard Pollack and Danielle Nierenberg (aka borderjumpers)






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