[Botswana] 2004 Botswana Agricultural Census Report

Cover Botswana 2004


Gaborone, Botswana: Republic of Botswana, Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, (February 2007)

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This census report is divided into five chapters. Chapter one deals with the background of Botswana, while chapter two deals with census objectives, scope and coverage, basic concepts and definitions. Chapter three outlines the census methodology while Chapter four gives the estimation procedures. Lastly, chapter five presents census results tables.


  • Livestock Population
  • Livestock Birth, Death and Offtake Rates
  • Area Planted, Harvested by Crop
  • Total Production by Crop
  • Yield Per Hectare Planted, Harvested
  • Agricultural Holders by Gender, Marital Status, Age Group, Type of Holding Operation
  • Persons Living in Holders Dwelling Unit
  • Education Attainment
  • Number of Holdings by Other Economic Activities
  • Number of Holdings by Whether the Holder Is a Full-Time Farmer
  • Number of Holdings by Reliable Source of Livestock Water Supply, Ownership of Livestock Water Supply
  • Number of Holdings by Borehole Source of Energy
  • Number of Holdings by Source of Income, Main Source of Income
  • Number of Holdings by Source of Food
  • Number of Holdings by Whether Farm Labourers Were Employed
  • Farm Labourers by Education Attainment, Gender, Citizenship, Marital Status, Employee Status
  • Number of Farm Labourers by Mode of Payment, Total Earnings, Average Earnings
  • Livestock Herd Composition, Herd/Flock Size
  • Livestock Holdings, Population by Breed
  • Livestock Sales, Home Slaughter, Purchases, Births, Deaths, Given Away, Losses, Eradication, Home Consumption
  • Livestock Sales by Buyer, Revenue Received (Pula) by Buyer
  • Average Prices Per Head (Pula) by Various Buyers
  • Total Livestock Purchases and Total Cost Incurred (Pula)
  • Breed Preference, Reasons for Preference
  • Number of Cattle, Holdings by Breeding Method Used/Preferred
  • Land Holdings, Land Area, Total Fields, Hectarage Size
  • Crop Holdings, Planted Area
  • Holdings Planted by Crop
  • Holdings Selling Crops, Quantity Sold, Total Revenue Received (Pula), Average Price
  • Number of Holdings by Planting Location, by Reasons for Not Ploughing or Planting, Sources of Seeds, Draft Power Used, Provision of Draft Power Used, Planting Methods, Fencing Status, Type of Fencing Materials Used, Fertilizer Use Status, Weeding Status, Weeding Frequency, Predominant Weeds
  • Number of Holdings by Crop Buyers, by Reasons for Not Harvesting
  • Farm Ownership Status, Type of Organisation or Management
  • Fertilizer Quantity Used
  • Holdings by Horticultural Products Buyers
  • Vegetables, Fruits:  Holdings Planted, Area Planted, Holdings Harvested,  Area Harvested, Total Production, by Crop

Crops: Sorghum, Maize, Millet, Beans/Pulses, Sunflower, Groundnuts, Watermelons, Pearl/Finger Millet, Pulses/Cow Peas, Wheat, Cotton, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Onions, Cabbages, Spinach/Chemolier, Carrots, Beetroots, Pumpkins, Butternuts, Squash, Vegetables, Fruits, Oranges, Naartjies, Lemons, Grape Fruits, Bananas, Mangoes, Melons

Livestock: Cattle, Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Horses, Chickens, Pigs, Ostrich, Dogs, Dairy Cattle

Regions: Barolong, Ngwaketse South, Ngwaketse North, Ngwaketse Central, Ngwaketse West, Southern Region, Balete/Tlokweng, Kweneng South, Kweneng North, Kweneng West, Kgatleng, Gaborone Region, Mahalapye East, Mahalapye West, Palapye, Serowe, Bobonong, Letlhakane, Selebi-Phikwe, Central Region, Tati, Tutume, Tonota, Francistwon Region, Ngamiland West, Ngamiland East, Chobe, Maun Region, Gantsi, Hukuntsi, Tsabong, Western Region, Tuli, Tati, Gantsi Freehold, Molopo Freehold, Gaborone Freehold, Pandamatenga, Lobatse Freehold, Sand Veldt TGLP, Ngwaketse TGLP, Kgalagadi TGLP, Kweneng TGLP, Gantsi TGLP, Haina Veldt TGLP, Nata TGLP, Lepasha TGLP, Barolong Farms, Letlhakane Farns, Botswana