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Tebogo Bruce Seleka


Tebogo Bruce Seleka

Associate Professor

Faculty of Agri-Business, Education and Extension
Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Private Bag 0027 Gaborone

Academic Qualification

  • PhD, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, 1996 (Dissertation: Farm-Households and the Measurement of Economic Surplus: An Analysis of the Distribution of U.S. Corn Program Benefits among Farm Household).
  • MS, Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, 1991 (Thesis: Foreign Market Potential Analysis: A Case Study with An Econometric Analysis of Total and Import Demand for Beef (Fresh, Chilled and Frozen) In Hong Kong).
  • BS, Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University, 1988
  • Diploma, General Agriculture, University of Swaziland, 1983.


Professional Experience

Tebogo Bruce Seleka is an Associate Professor of Agricultural and Applied Economics and the Dean of the Faculty of Agribusiness, Education and Extension. He has over 20 years of Executive and Senior Management experience in academic and policy research institutions, and over 25 years of post-PhD public policy research experience. He served as an Executive Director at the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis for 10 years between 2010 and 2020 and as a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Incomes, Welfare and Poverty Unit in the same institution between 2004 and 2010. He also held the position of Head of Department of Agricultural Economics, Education and Extension at the Botswana College of Agriculture (then Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Botswana) between 1998 and 2004, and as a Senior Lecturer (2001-2004) and Lecturer (1996-2001) of Agricultural Economics at the same institution. He was a Teaching/Research Assistant at Cornell University (1992-1995), Graduate Research Assistant at Oklahoma state University (1990-1991), and an Assistant Agricultural Economist at the Ministry of Agriculture (Division of Planning and Statistics) in Botswana (1988-1989).


Labour Economics (AEB 324)

Introduction to Econometrics (AEB 418)

Intermediate Econometrics (AEB 426


Seleka, T. B.  Old Wine in a New Bottle? Impact of the ISPAAD Input Subsidy Program on the Subsistence Economy in Botswana.  Review of Development Economics, 26 (1) (2022): 298-322. (Wiley). DOI: 10.1111/RODE.12824.


Seleka, T. B. and D. Mmopelwa. Effects of Input Subsidies on Cropland Allocation and Diversification in Botswana’s Subsistence Economy. AGREKON, 59(3) (2020): 337-353. (Taylor and Francis). DOI: 10.1080/03031853.2020.1758175


Seleka, T. B. and K. R. Lekobane.  Targeting Effectiveness of Social Transfer Programs in Botswana:  Means-Tested Versus Categorical and Self-Selected Instruments. Social Development Issues, 42(1) (2020), 12-30. (International Consortium for Social Development). DOI: 10.3998/sdi.17872073.0042.103


Seleka, T. B. and T. S. Dlamini. Competitiveness of ACP Sugar Exports in the Global Market. The International Trade Journal, 34(2) (2020): 247-277 (Taylor and Francis). DOI: 10.1080/08853908.2019.1691091.


Seleka, T. B. and P. G. Kebakile. Export Competitiveness of Botswana’s Beef Industry. The International Trade Journal, 31(1) (2017): 76-101 (Taylor and Francis). DOI: 10.1080/08853908.2016.1199982.


Seleka, T. B. and K. R. Lekobane. Public Transfers and Participation Decisions in Botswana’s Subsistence Economy, Review of Development Economics, 21(4) (2017):1380-1400 (Wiley), DOI: 10.1111/rode.12275.


Lekobane, K. R. and T. B. Seleka. “Determinants of Household Welfare and Poverty in Botswana, 2002/03 and 2009/10”, Journal of Poverty, 21(1) (2017): 42-60.  (Taylor and Francis)DOI: 10.1080/10875549.2016.1141381.


Mmopelwa, D. and T. B. Seleka. “Public Transfers and Communal Cattle Marketing Decisions: Empirical Evidence from Botswana”, Journal of Agribusiness, 30(1) (2012):87-106. (Agricultural Economics Association of Georgia, USA). DOI:10.22004/ag.econ.260191


Seleka, T. B., J. Jackson, L. Batsetswe and P. Kebakile. “Small Scale Milling and the Feasibility of Mandatory Fortification of Sorghum and Maize Flour in Botswana, Development Southern Africa, 28(4) (2011): 461-476. (Taylor and Francis). DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2011.605561


Seleka, T. B. “Trade Liberalization, State Trader Management Tenure and Grain Pricing in Botswana”, Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, 23 (2) (2011): 167-186. (Taylor and Francis). DOI: 10.1080/08974438.2011.558768


Seleka, T. B. Welfare Impacts of Import Controls on Botswana’s Horticulture, Agricultural Economics, 36 (2007): 305-311.  (Blackwell-Wiley).DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-0862.2007.00208.x


Seleka, T. B. “Determinants of Short-Run Supply of Small Ruminants in Botswana”, Small Ruminant Research, 40(3) (2001): 203-214. (Elsevier).DOI:


Seleka, T. B. “The Performance of Botswana’s Traditional Arable Agriculture: Growth Rates and the Impact of the Accelerated Rainfed Arable Programme (ARAP)”.  Agricultural Economics, 20 (2) (1999): 121-133. (Elsevier). DOI:10.1016/S0169-5150(98)00084-X


Seleka, T. and D. M. Henneberry. “Alternative Analytical Techniques for Value-Added Agricultural Export Market Selection”, Journal of Food Products Marketing, 1(4) (1994): 81-103. (Haworth Press/Taylor and Francis).DOI:10.1300/J038v01n04_06


Seleka, T. B. and D. M. Henneberry. “An Econometric Analysis of Total (Domestic) and Import Demand for Beef in Hong Kong”, Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, 5 (2) (1993): 45-62. (Haworth Press/Taylor and Francis). DOI:10.1300/J047v05n02_03



Book Chapters


Obi, A. and T. Seleka, 2011. Investigating Institutional Constraints to Smallholder Development: the Issues and Antecedents. In: A. Obi, ed, Institutional Constraints to Smallholder Farmer Development in Southern Africa. (pp. 19-38) Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers.



Seleka, T. B., and S. K. Dambuza, 2000. Challenges and Prospects for Achieving Food Security in Botswana through Agricultural Trade.  In: Mazonde, I. N., and H. K. Sigwele, eds, The Operations of Multilateral Trade Organizations: towards a policy on agricultural trade within SADC. (pp. 34-59). Gaborone: University of Botswana (Research and Development Unit).





 Seleka, T. B., P. M. Makepe, P. Kebakile, L. Batsetswe, D. Mmopelwa and K. Mbaiwa and J. Jackson, 2008.  The Feasibility of Mandatory Fortification of Cereals in Botswana.  Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, Gaborone, 56pp.  (Published by Light Books/Lentswe La Lesedi for the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis).


Seleka, T.B., H. Siphambe, D. Ntseane, N. Mbere, C. Kerapeletswe and C. Sharp, 2007.  Social Safety Nets in Botswana: Administration, Targeting and Sustainability.  Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, Gaborone, 53pp. (Published by Lightbooks /Lentswe La Lesedi for the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis).


Seleka, T. B., 2004.  Diversification in Botswana’s Agricultural Sector: Issues, Prospects and Challenges. Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis, Gaborone, Botswana.  BIDPA Publication Series, 28pp.


Tauer, L. W. and T. B. Seleka, Agricultural Diversity and Cash Receipt Variability for Individual States, Department of Agricultural Economics, Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agriculture of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, Ney York, A.E. Res. 93-6, June 1993, 40pp.


Seleka, T. B. and D. M. Henneberry, Cluster Analysis Techniques for Export Market Selection, Agricultural Experiment Station, Division of Agriculture, Oklahoma State University, Bulletin B-796, June 1991, 39pp.