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*Pandamatenga Farms to start producing sunflower oil

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MAJOR PRODUCTION: Sunflower crops

Regularly referred to as ‘Botswana’s food basket’, Pandamatenga Farms are embarking on an ambitious new project to produce cooking oil from sunflowers.

When fully operational, the processing plant will have a capacity for 1 million litres of oil a year, although initially farmers are targeting half that.

Giving Voice Money a brief overview of the initiative, Production Manager, Dewald Els revealed they started building the machines for the plant in May and expect processing to be up-and-running by January.

“We as Botswana are importing most if not all sunflower oil. The demand is extr...

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