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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
University of Botswana
Botswana Government

General Information





The Department of Animal Science Production is made up of five units, Animal Clinic, Diagnostic Lab, Field Lab, Nutritional Lab and Student Enterprise Project

Department of Animal Science and Production

Dr Moagi Letso (Lecturer)
Block 311 Office ASP 012
Department of Animal Science and Production
Private Bag 0027 Gaborone, Botswana
Tel: 3650188
Fax: 3928753
e-mail: mmletso@bca.bw

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Animal Science, University of the Free State) 2007.
MSc (Animal Nutrition, University of Aberdeen. 1995.
BSc (Agriculture, University of Botswana) 1992.

Research Interests

  • Rumen biochemistry.
  • The utilization by ruminants of non-conventional feedstuff

Research Projects

  • Better Utilization of agro-industrial by-products in animal feeding (Team Leader: Prof. Aganga).
  • NDP 9 Goat Dairy Project for Animal Science and Production Department (Team Leader: Dr. Mpapho)

Recent publications

  • Madibela, O.R., Seitshiro, O., Thema, F.T. & Letso, M., 2007. Effect of traditional processing methods on chemical composition and in vitro true dry matter digestibility of the Mophane worm (Imbrasia belina). J. arid environ. 68(15), 15 492-500 (Short communication)
  • Letso, M . 2006. Experiences in recycling water from the kitchen sink for irrigating a backyard garden. Botswana College of Agriculture (BCA) Newsletter. Issue 22. September 2006. Page 5-7
  • Letso, M . & de Waal, H.O. (2004) Amelioration of maize, millet and sorghum stover with urea. The paradigm of efficiency and sustainability. The 2 nd joint congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa and the South African Society of Animal Science. 28 June-1 July. Goudini, South Africa. (Abstract)

Professional services and consultation

  • Member of the department of Animal Science and Production Board
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