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Prof. Patrick Malope


Prof. Patrick Malope

Associate Professor

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

Private Bag 0027 Gaborone

Patrick Malope is an Associate Professor and Head, the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN). He holds a PhD degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Manchester (UK) with specialization in policy analysis. Patrick joined BUAN in 2021 from Botswana Institute of Development Policy Analysis (BIPDA), where he served as a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Microeconomics Unit and later the Environment, Agriculture and Natural Resources Unit. Prior to joining BIDPA in 2013, Professor Malope worked for Botswana College of Agriculture (BCA) as an Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Education and Extension.

AEB 212: Introduction to Agricultural Economics

AEB 325: Research Methods in Agricultural Economics

AEB 412: Agricultural Policy

AEB 214: Macroeconomics

AEB 414: Agricultural and Food Policy



1          Malope, P. 2010. Measuring Price Distortions and their effects on Botswana’s beef Sector. Lap Publishing, Germany. ISBN 978-3-3-8433-7876-5. p.258.


2          Malope, P. 2006. Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Bay Publishing. Gaborone.  ISBN: 99912-597-2-4. p.191.


2        Handbooks/Manuals/Monographs


1          Batisani, N., Lepetu, J., and Malope, P., 2007. Training Manual for the Department of Forestry and Range Resources. Community Based Natural Resource Management. Gaborone, Botswana, p58.


2              Mahabile, M., Malope, P. and Sebina, N.V. 2006.  Farm Management – A Hand Book for Farmers. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and Ministry of Agriculture, Gaborone, Botswana. p.26-43.


3          Munthali, D.C., Obopile, M., Modise, D.M., Madisa, M.E., Malope, P., Kwerepe, B.C., & Emongor, V., 2004. A Guide to Commercial Production of Selected Vegetables in Botswana, Botswana Horticultural Council, Printing and Publishing Company Botswana, ISBN 99912-0-483-0, p.91.

3          Refereed Journal Articles


1              Kgosikoma, K. and Malope, P. 2016. Determinants of Market Participation and the Institutional Constraints: Case Study of Kweneng West, Botswana. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development. Vol. 8(9):178-186.


2              Malope, P. 2016. Determinants of Market Participation of Communal Beef Farmers in Kgatleng District of Botswana. Journal of Agricultural Economics and Sustainable Development.1(5):184-192.


3              Mpatane, O., Kayambo, B., Patrick, C., Malope, P. and Tapela, M. 2016, An assessment of socio-economic potential for Rain Water Harvesting (RWH) in semi-arid Bobirwa Sub-district of Eastern Botswana. African Journal of Rural Development. 1(1):99-106.


4              Bahta, S. and Malope, P. 2014. Measurement of Competitiveness in Smallholder Livestock Systems and Emerging Policy Advocacy: An Application to Botswana. Food Policy, 41:408-417.


5              Malope, P. 2011. Prospects and Challenges of Seed Privatisation in Developing Countries: The Case of Botswana. Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics. 3(10), pp.504-513.


6              Malope, P. 2011. Economics of Sustainable Beef Production in Botswana: Challenges and Opportunities. UNISWA Journal of Agriculture 15(2). 159-163.


7              Nsoso, SJ, Aganga, AA., Malope, P., Omphile, UJ. and Aganga, AO. 2010. Strategies Adopted by Livestock Farmers to Cope with Global Warming in Botswana. TWOS. Africa International Journal of Science and Technology, 1:14-24.


8              Mabaya, E. Jordan, D. Malope, P. Monkhei, M. and Jackson, J. 2010. Attribute Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Fortified Cereal Foods in Botswana. Agrekon. Vol.49 (4).


9              Malope, P. and Ransom, E. 2009. Awareness and the Perceived Effects of the New Livestock and Meat Industries Act of 2006: A Case Study of Kgatleng and Kweneng Districts, Botswana. Livestock and Rural Development 21(10).


10        Malope, P. and Batisani, N., 2008. Land Reforms that Excludes the Poor, Development Southern Africa. 25(4):283-397.


11        Malope, P., Tsopito, C, Aganga, A.A. and Madibela, O.R. 2007. Profitability of Dry Season Feedloting in Grain Deficit Countries: The Case of Botswana. Livestock Research and Rural Development 19(6).


12        Malope, P., Gobotswang, K.S., Gabaitiri, L., and Ntseane, P., 2007.  Measuring the Impact of HIV and AIDS on Agricultural Production in Botswana. Botswana Journal of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, 3(1):27-33.



13        Malope, P. and Molapisane, K.R., 2006.  Poverty Reduction through Alternative Livelihoods.  South African Journal of Agricultural Extension.35 (1):99-113.


14           Aganga, A.A., Omphile, U.J., Malope, P., Chabanga, C.H., Motsamai, G. M., and Motsumi, L.G., 2000. Traditional Poultry Production and Commercial Broiler Alternatives for Smallholder Farmers in Botswana. Livestock Research for Rural Development, 12(4):


15           Chabo, R.G., Malope, P. and Babusi, B., 2000. Pig Productivity: A Case Study of South-Eastern Botswana, Livestock Research for Rural Development, 12(3).


16           Malope, P., 1993. A Critical Evaluation of Cattle Marketing in Botswana. Agricultural Economic Analysis and Rural Development, 3(3): 10-15.


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