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In Botswana: Leaving the corporate office to work the land – and finding opportunity

 IPS 30 November 2019

“I entered into farming not because I was passionate about it… I wanted money and I wanted it quick,” says Beauty Manake. She just one of many women in Botswana trading in their white-collar office jobs for a more lucrative career in farming and agriculture. She now grows food and raises cattle on a 35-hectare farm/ranch situated 8km from her home village. But Beauty, like many other farmers in dry Botswana, faces significant challenges, with climate change a key factor. (859 Words) - By Ngala Killian Chimtom

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Estherine Fotabong (middle),Programmes Implementation and Co-ordination Director for NEPAD, takes a look at some of the products women produce during the Durban Conference on Women in Agribusiness. Credit: Ngala Killian Chimtom/IPS

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