Extension and Training

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Main function of the Department

A. To assist in the development and growth of the food industry in Botswana through the transfer of food technologies thereby ensuring import substitution, economic diversification and employment creation.
B. To contribute to the improvement of the food safety and quality systems in Botswana through training and advisory services.
C. To conduct periodic needs and impact assessment studies that inform the Institution’s overall Research and Development Excellence in order to provide relevant and up-to-date services.
D. To participate in the provision of effective marketing of NFTRC technologies for commercialization through the attendance of exhibitions, fairs and collaboration with relevant stakeholders and offer advisory services.

Services and Products

• Skills Transfer
• Impact and needs assessment reports
• Capacity building of Trainers

Charges for Services/Products:

• Training fees per participant P 2 000.00
• Consultancies (sensory) depends on magnitude of the work


• Government Departments,
• Private Sector,
• NGOs
• Private individuals

Current Projects

• Impact Assessment
• Skills Transfer
• Sensory projects

Past or Completed Projects:

• Needs Assessments (2004, and 2010)
• Impact Assessment 2014/2015
• Sensory on bread for Makhabaneng

Departmental Publications

• Food Processing Manual (accredited by BQA)
• NFTRC Promotional Materials

Collaborations and Professional Networks:

• Biosafety Framework
• Morama Network (UB, BCA and NFTRC)

Contribution to National Initiatives:

• Biosafety Framework (BOPAPIP)
• Poverty Eradication Programmes