"To improve the life of Batswana through forestry work in Research, Education, Extension and lobbying; laying emphasis on partnerships with disadvantaged citizens and communities".
|Qualifications||Number of people|
|BSc (Botany), MSc (Forest Science)||1|
|BSc Forestry Management||1|
|Diploma in Accounting and Business studies||1|
|Certificate in Forestry||2|
|Certificate in Agriculture||1|
Environmental Heritage Foundation
European Development Fund
Convention to Combat Desertification (CCD/UNDP)
German Development Service (GDS)
Trust of Botswana (PTB)
Veld Products Research & Development (VPR & D)
Serowe Forestry Bridgate (SFB)
Kalahari Conservation Society (KCS)
Somarelang Tikologo (ST) etc
Member of IUCN - The World Conservation Union
Community Based Natural Woodland Management: FAB encourages every community to set aside at least 20 hectares of land within their village locality as an indigenous woodland management site. The site is fenced off to allow for natural regeneration and enrichment planting (Lehututu and Serowe Projects)
Around the Home Tree Planting: Five villages are selected annually and 250 households are targeted in each village. Each household receives 5 tree seedlings (3 indigenous and 2 exotic) and there are planted under the supervision of an FAB staff member. After 12 - 18 months a follow up is done and households with above 80% survival rates are given two trees as incentives.
Agroforestry: Farmers are encouraged to plant indigenous fodder tree species in parts of their farms, which they inter crop with the conventional crops (maize, sorghum, etc.).
Schools' Programme: This involves the establishment of tree nurseries in Community Junior Secondary Schools to serve as the outdoor classroom for students studying forestry.
Tree Seed Collection, Testing, Storage and Sale: FAB collects seeds of indigenous trees countrywide, cleans and tests them for germination before they are ready to be sold.
Indigenous Tree Nursery: FAB has the largest Indigenous Tree Nursery in Botswana with an annual production of 50000 seedlings. The seedlings are produced to meet FAB's Programme requirements and sales to major developers and the general public.
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