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BUAN Consult

BUAN has a consultancy arm called BUAN Consult. It offers the following services: Commissioned Consultancy Service Contracted Research and Development Professional Development Programmes The services are designed primarily to assist governments, parastatals, institutions, agricultural enterprises, manufacturers, non-governmental and international organizations working in Botswana and the SADC region.    

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FARM

Objectives of the farm The first and major objective of the BUAN Farm is to provide facilities and services for teaching: Provide student-managed practical plots Provide demonstration plots for practical classes Provide structures for both crop and livestock demonstrations Provide structures and animals for practical training in animal production Be a facility for Field Practical Training The second objective of the University Farm is to provide facilities for research by: Providing research plots for staff and student projects Providing structures and experimental animals for staff and student research projects Permitting students to carry out meaningful and well-planned research projects during which a lot of practical skills can be acquired. The third objective of the Farm is in commercial production in areas where, there is comparative advantage to produce. This objective will be realized by: Engaging in production areas which are profitable under Botswana conditions. Developing the attitudes of students towards working with their hands to acquire some good working habits. Serving as a model to the farming community in Botswana and thus send the message that farming in Botswana can be a viable economic option

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MEAT INDUSTRY TRAINING INSTITUTE

Background  The Meat Industry Training Institute (MITI) was established in 1984 through an agreement between Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Rome (working in conjuction with the government of Denmark) and the government of Botswana. At that point it was called the Regional Training Centre for Meat Inspectors and Meat Technologists in Africa. In 1991, the FAO handed over running of the training institute to the govermentof Botswana and managed by the Department of Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture. The institution was re-named Meat Inspection Training Centre (MITC). In order to enhance the academic profile of the institute so as to meet the demands of  its main stakeholders, the Institute was taken-over by the Botswana College of Agriculture now Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources on the 01 st of April 2012. Since its establishment, over 1,900 participants from 45 African countries have undergone training at the Institute. MITI also recieved students from the European Union on internship programme in the area of Veterinary Public Health. Mandate MITI is a specialised institute mandated to provide both long term (Diploma, undergraduate, and postgraduate programmes) as well as short courses. MITI is also mandated to conduct applied research in the area of foods of animal origin especially meat, meat products and meat related areas such as leather products. Thematic areas of research include food safety and quality, veterinary public health, animal health, animal welfare, hides and skins as well as environmental protection.   Programmes CERTIFICATE IN MEAT INSPECTION Programme type: Certificate                                     Entry requirements: Minimum Certificate in Animal Health or equivalent. Description This is an intensive hands-on six-month Certificate in Meat Inspection programme running from January to June and July to December. This is a value addition programme for all those interested in meat inspection, food  safety management systems (HACCP and its pre-requisite programmes), animal welfare as well meat safety requirements and legislation. The programme is offered to certificate holders in animal health or equivalent, Diploma holders in animal health or equivalent, undergraduate degree holders in animal health or related programmes, veterinary degree holders. Employment opportunities On completion of this programmes grandaunts will be registered as veterinary paraprofessionals as such will be able to work as meat inspectors, quality assurance personnel in meat processing facilities, meat processing entrepreneurs, animal welfare officers, instructors. Research On-going research activities Ongoing research entitled “The Evaluation of the bacteriological status of beef carcasses in the non-export approved slaughter facilities in the Southern-Eastern districts of Botswana”. Ongoing research entitled “Geospatial Distribution of Cysticercus bovis prevalence in Southern-Eastern Districts of Botswana”. Consultancies  Food safety management system development and inplemantation (HACCP and Pre-requisite programms development) in food premises. Technical advice of Food premises design. Inspection and Audits of food premises. Customised onsite-training of food safety management systems and animal welfare. Contact details Postal Address Meat industry Training Institute Private Bag 45  Lobatse                                  Physical Address: Boswelatlou Plot 13725 Telephone number: +267 5330671 FAX: +267 5332259 Email:miti@buan.ac.bw

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CICE

Background The Centre for In-service and Continuing Education (CICE) is the outreach arm of the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN), the former Botswana College of Agriculture (BCA). It was opened in 1995 to extends BCA’s mandate through provision of quality in-service and continuing education in agriculture and natural resources. The CICE designs, develops and delivers training in Botswana Qualifications Authority (BQA) accredited courses that are market driven. The mode delivery for the courses includes lectures, practical work, demonstration, discussions and excursions with a 30:70 Theory to Practical proportions. The CICE operates with a team of highly qualified, experienced and dedicated staff of Botswana University of Agricultural and Natural Resources (BUAN) academic staff.  Other expertise is sourced locally from the Ministry of Agriculture Development and Food Security, other ministries, parastatals, private organizations and international organizations, as and when necessary.                        Mission Statement The Centre for In-service and Continuing Education (CICE) is the outreach department of the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources with responsibilities to: Promote, co-ordinate and deliver short-term courses in Agriculture and related fields; Produce, develop, publish and disseminate training, extension, information and other materials Promote and conduct pilot studies, projects, workshops and other outreach activities Promote linkages between agricultural research, extension services and training Liaise with different establishment CICE committees that direct, manage and advise in respect of the administration and activities of the Centre.

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