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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 Basic Sciences is made up of five units, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Herbarium, Mathematical Sciences and Physics

    d) Plant Diversity and conservation

    Rudimentary of a Herbarium exists in the College under the supervision of a member of BS Department serves the Departments of Crop Science and Production, Animal Science and Production and is also involved in teaching, conducting research and provides a plant identification service to BCA and the community. This nucleus of a herbarium is being upgraded to:

    • national and possibly to international standards
    • attain a position that can attract external funding for equipment and activities
    • create an electronic database of collections
    • promote the culture of deposition of voucher specimens among researchers
    • become a catalyst for the development of a botanical garden
    • become an establishment of a living collection of useful plants of Botswana

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