The Evolution of Effective Leadership Practices in Botswana Horticulture Council

The Evolution of Effective Leadership Practices in Botswana Horticulture Council

Cheneso Bolden Montsho (University of Botswana, Botswana) and Dama Mosweunyane (University of Botswana, Botswana)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1629-3.ch013
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Abstract

Botswana Horticultural Council was formed by District Horticultural Associations. It represents and advocates for the interest and development of horticultural farmers. Botswana Horticultural Council leads the associations by acting as their voice, protecting their interest, advocating for conducive and favourable horticultural policies, working closely with the Ministry of Agriculture for promoting and facilitating sound extension services for horticulture farmers in the country. Extension Service provides technical knowledge and skills for improved horticultural crop production that ensures good quality products. Botswana Horticultural Council creates linkages by networking with other relevant organizations within the country and outside. It promotes sustainability of the horticultural business in the country by ensuring improved management practices, conformity to the required production standards, good handling and packaging of products, proper records keeping and marketing efficiency. It plays a leading and coordinative role in horticultural crop production in Botswana.
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Organizational Background

In the past the situation and nature of the challenges of the farmers especially the small holder farmers appeared a bit stable and easily tackled through the use of Agricultural research technologies and recommended cultural practices. In light of this, past extension services and support focused mostly on farm management, use of recommended technical information, practices and innovation at individual farm level, (Duveskog 2013).

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