The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.

Farm business academy

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At Plenteous we find fit to be part of the businesses supporting Sustainable Development Goals particularly goal number 4 which is Quality Education. Times have changed what our current farmers have been practicing was based on the traditional and modern education system which have being realized to be affecting the earth at large that is to say how we produce food has being contributing factor to climate change. Therefore we have designed educational programs for both rural and urban people in Botswana to adopt change on food production. We believe that installing new better ways to food production that is Eco friendly to the environment and also to the people is the best way to have a good live for the future generation. Most of the farmers have no access to quality education especially those found in rural areas. We have went far to tailor make our educational programs in different local language for better understanding of our people to understand better. We have started collaborating organizations which are in line with supporting quality education such as Go-to-Market program offered by De Beers Group with Stanford Graduate School of Business. Our programs are all focused on the new approach towards healthy food for people producing them without harming our life on earth. We believe through mentor-ship and coaching our people we can make a change.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

We expect to change mind-setup of how our local farmers have being practicing their farming. With that, we hope to have better educated farmers who produce healthy food for people also caring for the environment. This will also reduce poverty especially in rural areas, since most of the affected people are in rural areas where access to quality education is striking most. We want our people in rural areas to become educated with climate smart agriculture practices to boost healthy lives and access to food. Most of our old aged people are found to be at rural areas who are mostly affected by hunger, through our programs, we want to empower our youth to return to rural areas to partner with old age to work together on climate smart agriculture practices. This will create job opportunities for unemployed youth found in urban areas. We also want to teach our people to plant trees to promote life on land especially that we are currently experiencing heat waves. This will help a lot on improving our new culture towards making the earth safe for our future generation.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

We want to use reach our clients through face to face mass market at each district, will be also targeting military, mining organizations which have retiring or retrenched employees to be part of the re-structuring that is to say offer our training to people to have a better life after retrenchment or retiring to climate smart agriculture business ventures. We also want to partner with financing institutions to improve their services to financing agriculture projects which are certified to be Climate smart agribusiness. So far we still into talks with 5 financing institutions to partner with. We are also into talks with mining organizations to collaborate on having our programs for their staff to plan ahead for future crunch times of loss of jobs through retrenchment which can be heart stressing. We have completed our Website which will soon be running for our clients to have easy access to view our products and services. We are now working on having computer added software linked with our website and social network to calm and retain our customers. We are looking for strategic partners who can support us and also investors who can help us establish our organization to become repute and spread throughout the world at large.

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Your profile

Gregory Thato Rakobe is a 29 year old Motswana who has an award in Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science from Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resource and recently completed his Master of Science Degree in Animal Management Systems. He has been award certifications on Entrepreneurship Development from Local Enterprise Authority, Supervisory Skills and Management Development from Institute of Development Management, Climate change Social Entrepreneur from Climate Exploration Hub, Property Marketing from BA ISAGO University and Executive Education for Go-to-Market from Stanford School University School of Graduate Business. Gregory has worked for Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources for 2years on National Internship Program as a Research assistant and instructor, after which he volunteered to work for one year at Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources as a Hostel Warden. During his spare time Gregory visit farmers as a consultant and currently he is building his New Company called Plenteous. Gregory has been invited by Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of to attend 29th International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth 7th-20th August 2019 in Herrsching, Germany where he will participate on his new business venture which seeks to open a Farm Business Academy for Senior Citizens and Youth to learn Sustainable and Profitable practical knowledge and Skills.

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June 24, 2019 14:45


I'm happy to see your progress in the competition and I'm here to give you my continuous support.

Let's help each other with votes and comments.

Please, vote and comment on my project:

Together we can win!

See you tomorrow

June 24, 2019 09:53

Hello! Vote #986
Nice to see your project in Entrepreneurship Campus community! Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)
My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.
Have a great day!

June 23, 2019 13:40

Hello! Vote #976
Nice to see your project in Entrepreneurship Campus community! Let's continue supporting each other with votes and comments! =)
My project is to facilitate reintegration of the vulnerable people into society, by encouraging entrepreneurship and job creation, through an Ecological Community.
Have a great day!

Allie Lesaumako

June 22, 2019 21:39

Great ideas such as this one should be supported and given an opportunity to be implemented for the development of agriculture sector since the education systems are lacking in Botswana for making farmers to become modern business oriented farmers. Batswana traditionally love farming and this will make them to have knowledge and skills to improve food security.

Thatayaone Rakobe

June 22, 2019 21:22

Great idea indeed, surely support will come with great impact. This Farm business academy provides a platform for all ages which makes this idea great. Food production is low in Botswana and this will be bridged by educating locals to practice what is inline with SDGs.


June 22, 2019 21:14

Agriculture can be improved through quality education that suits the current challenges of the economy for Botswana. This idea is a great idea which needs to be supported so well for its success. This will boost a lot of great opportunities for locals..

Gaofetoge Tutumpane

June 22, 2019 21:06

Food security is one of the major focus at this point of times and also for future, therefore setting up a Farm Business Academy will improve the mindset of our locals to catch the current times of agriculture opportunities and have sustainable farms and also make live great for the disadvantaged community.

Tsholofelo Mokgabe

June 22, 2019 21:00

Gregory Thato Rakobe has came up with great idea which we love and support its success, it makes great impact on livelihoods for Batswana especially the unemployed community of Youth, and Senior citizens. Food security can be achieved through quality education which Farm Business Academy seeks to exploit. Great idea Greg.

Mbise Mbise

June 22, 2019 18:09

Great idea to be honest. What better way to make farming easier and even more productive than through public friendly education that is accessible to all local farmers . I feel like an academy is the best way to go about it as it will also integrate people of different backgrounds and knowledge which will make farming more enjoyable

Mr Mbise Takobana

June 22, 2019 18:06

i like the idea super great way of educating our people on how to sustain their life through modern techniques and improved use of technology that will elevate not only the skills of our local farmers but also improve the efficiency in their production.

Oagile moitaodi

June 22, 2019 11:26

The idea farm business academy is great one for developing our agriculture industry here in Botswana. We need such a great idea to be implemented for creating job opportunities for unemployed youth.

June 22, 2019 09:16


How are you finding time around the campus platform so far?

Lets keep supporting each other through teamwork. Have a great weekend..

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June 21, 2019 09:27

Gregory your idea is wonderful botswana will grow its economy and create jobs for youth and also improve its food security. We need this idea to be implemented to boost our agriculture industry.

Orapeleng Nareetsile

June 20, 2019 21:30

I am proud of this, today i took my time to read the whole concept, especially the sustainability part., we can end hunger with this, youth unemployment and maintain Food security. May God see you through and best wishes.


June 20, 2019 08:02


Bokamoso Senau

June 19, 2019 16:42

This is a good idea in the sense that it will enable people to accumulate more information regarding the best farming methods to use which are environmentally friendly, also people will learn new skills on how to make business through agricultural activities which as a result encourages the production of high quality products which satisfy the needs of consumers.

June 19, 2019 16:05

Well done and I wish you all the best in this competition and implementation of your idea. Lets continue supporting each other through votes and comments. You can read my idea and support it with a vote and comment.
Good luck.

June 19, 2019 15:17

Hi dear, I wanted to pass by and see the wonderful work you are up to. keep up the work. when you have time please stop by my idea and take a look. thank you.

Oriel Tumisang Tshiping

June 19, 2019 15:08

Good initiative by Mr Rakobe. Intellectuals with vested interest in agriculture like Mr. Rakobe are needed to revolutionise the agric sector in Botswana. In recent years, the sector has regressed; it is not even playing a key role in the economy of Botswana.

June 18, 2019 17:07


I have read through your idea and find it interesting. I am glad you are tackling the SDG goals and providing employment to the youth in your community. i wish you all the best and invite you to review my idea as well on the link below;

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Tsholofelo Moyo

June 18, 2019 14:47

Agricultural sector is a huge sector that needs much attention because is source of income, employment, empowerment to the farmers, the Academy will serve as great purpose farm itself is food security to the world

Tsholofelo Moyo

June 18, 2019 14:47

Agricultural sector is a huge sector that needs much attention because is source of income, employment, empowerment to the farmers, the Academy will serve as great purpose farm itself is food security to the world

Adolph Matshediso

June 18, 2019 06:59

Big ups bruh. We support innovation. This will really go a long way in sustainable development and making the world a better place, especially our county botswana. Wishing you the best!!!

kabo kgathi

June 17, 2019 11:45

This is very powerful idea Wish it thé Best succès it Will help créateur Youth job opportunités and help alao on fois sécurit'y. BOTSWANA needs such idea for agricultural industry


June 17, 2019 09:41

Good job indeed this idea will create jobs for youth and older people..All the best in your project, we will continue to support you in Agriculture... We rely need to grow crops in our country and this is the time Mr. Greg, all the best buddy....

June 16, 2019 17:02
Your idea is so brilliant I can't even tell you. I'll surely vote for you. You also please vote for me and support me. Your support will really give me strength. Take love and be with me.
With love,

June 16, 2019 17:02
Your idea is so brilliant I can't even tell you. I'll surely vote for you. You also please vote for me and support me. Your support will really give me strength. Take love and be with me.
With love,


June 16, 2019 13:22

Great work Gregory we will keep voting and commenting for you to improve the idea. Development of the implementation try improve it more my dear. So it makes more clarity.

Othusitse R. Madibela

June 16, 2019 12:20

I am supportive of this project because it has the potential to turn things around for the youth as well for agriculture in Botswana. The system has neglected both agriculture and the youth for a long time. The youth who possess new ideas which can change and move agriculture forward. And agriculture that feed each and every person and create employment. Thinking about it, is like self infliction as a nation, continent. That's why you should vote for Rakobe to restore the dignity of youth and agriculture in Botswana, SADC and Africa

June 16, 2019 07:20

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you

June 14, 2019 00:06

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support


June 14, 2019 00:06

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support


June 13, 2019 21:59

Hey there,

You have a very good idea. I am here to show support for your great idea. Also, I left you a vote. Please pass by my idea to vote and comment too. Thanks



June 13, 2019 15:09

Great project, great potential.This is what our farming needs! we will always support you. we will have improved food security, great and better produce as well as improved economy. Keep doing this geat job!


June 13, 2019 13:57

This is a very best idea for Botswana, it will create jobs for unemployed youth and also senior citizens therefore we support this idea to be implemented. Food production in Botswana is very low due lack knowledge and skills, this Farm Academy will give farmers an opportunity to improve their skills to farm in the current times.

Jonas Kwedibana

June 13, 2019 12:33

This is really a great idea Greg. I wish you all the best of luck in this competition. I will be available to support in whatever way I possibly can. Congratulations for reaching this stage of the competition and all the best.


June 13, 2019 09:17

I'm happy that you are pushing the votes buddy this idea has potential to make great social impact on the economy of Botswana. The fact is without food security we cannot be a growing economy. Therefore people should be so happy for this noble idea and support its implication.

June 12, 2019 16:33


Well done and i wish you all the best in this competition and implementation of your idea. Let continue supporting each other through votes and comments. You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a vote and comment

Elsie Adam

June 12, 2019 14:39

We still behind you my will make it.slowly we getting there. Am impressed with this idea Greg.
It would be the best if implemented.
Agriculture is the best so far in our country,a lot of jobs will be created


June 12, 2019 12:04

Innovative farming is the future of farming. We need innovative agriculture entrepreneurs like you who can come up with new ways and ideas of products and services to provide solution to maximize production and feed the world in the 21st century.

June 12, 2019 11:04

Hi friend. I went through your idea and i was impressed. Thats why am supporting you. Together we can do it. To support me you can follow the link below.

June 12, 2019 06:15

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Tsaone Sekambo

June 11, 2019 20:18

The best idea in the world for development of agriculture for helping our people in rural areas to have job opportunities and also provide food security. Therefore this idea has great potential to improve livelihoods of the people in the rural areas i recommend it to be implemented

Tirelo Moatshe

June 11, 2019 20:03

This idea is very great it will create job opportunities for the youth and also make Botswana to become food secure. i therefore recommend this idea to be supported to change lives.

Gasebalwe Seretse

June 11, 2019 16:10

This ia noble idea that will most certainly help with food security more especially in rural areas, which are increasingly faced with droughts brought about by climatic changes.

Gaofetoge Tutumpane

June 11, 2019 11:44

Food crisis is a global concern and therefore with this academy knowledge and skills will be available for people to get empowered with the current techniques and methods on farming of sustainable and also protection of the environment which will lead to peace and Happiness. A lot of people a suffering especially in rural areas. I like the fact that your idea covers the forgotten community of the unemployed youth and unemployed senior citizens. This is indeed a Social Enterprise.

Allie Lesaumako

June 11, 2019 11:35

One the best ways to become a successful farmer is to learn the new ways on how to farming profitable and sustainable. This idea touches such facts and therefore it does not satisfy SDG no. 4 Quality education only, it leads to No hunger, No Poverty and Life on Land, Decent Jobs and Infrastructure development and Good healthy and well being this is very good initiative which can change a lot of lives of people not only in Botswana.

Bokamoso Senau

June 11, 2019 10:42

This is a very good idea as it will equip people with more knowledge which in return they will use to advance the knowledge they already have to improve the agricultural sector, hence this will result in people diverting from subsistence farming to commercial farming.This will result in more job opportunities being created and many people will be able to get jobs hence reducing high levels of unemployment in the country, and also this create a balance in the economy through attracting people to embark in agricultural activities for a living instead of only relying on white collar jobs to earn a living.

Clifton Mphake

June 11, 2019 09:52

Promotes Agribusiness development , as it entails all aspects proved challenging for up coming young farmer, from start, to establishment, day to day operation to full operation i believe is what we need as one of the up coming farmer.


June 10, 2019 19:16

Farming has been existing as far as human raise is evolving and speaking about new approaches to educational development in agriculture is one the fact that needs attention climate change is a threat towards human health as far as food security is concerned. We therefore need to make sure that the future generation finds the earth in good status. We support this idea not just only for Botswana and also for other countries.

Mr Lesley

June 10, 2019 17:02

Addressing the climate change problem that affect food production massively in Botswana and informing our farmers about good farming practice that do less harm to the environment is a good initiative that will improve the livelihood of the youth and rural settlement, Farm academy will play a key role in ensuring that we as a nation work towards Food security

Joshua Zihno Oodira

June 10, 2019 10:13

Food Production & Security is a major problem in Botswana an is increasingly becoming an urban issue affecting poor female-headed households in particular, So i think your idea will help drought relief in most entrepreneurs venturing into agricultural programs.

Gaofetoge Tutumpane

June 10, 2019 06:54

Food security can be only achieved by educating and training farmers to practice the right methods and also aligning the market with each farmer to make sure that farmers produce what the market requires. therefore with this academy farmers will have an opportunity to learn from the market stakeholders as well as the market stakeholders. this will help in formalizing the market the value chain.

Adolph Matshediso

June 10, 2019 06:49

I know his work is a success and hope he wins...This is so since his work changes the perspective of farming and helps many farmers in their fsrming eexpeditions.

Allie Lesaumako

June 10, 2019 06:43

Wow. this idea is very exciting, we really need such platforms to learn quality education on how we can improve our lives especially during this current times of drought climate change and unstable economy. With this great idea Botswana will be able to have more better farmers who are well educated with the current farming practices and Eco friendly methods of farming.

June 9, 2019 22:48

Your idea has the potential to change the world as we know it. keep working on it, comment on my idea and i will be sure to vote you tomorrow, well done

June 9, 2019 17:34


I went through your project and found it great and deserve to support it
I voted for you and hope you go through my idea and support it with a comment and vote for it

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Thatayaone Rakobe

June 9, 2019 14:40

This idea is a very great one i like farming and this will help our people in Botswana especially those who lack knowledge and skills in the current profitable farming practices. Therefore the academy will allow people to improve their education background on how to make profits and also how to take care of the environment.

Gaofetoge Tutumpane

June 9, 2019 14:15

Wonderful idea my friend Farm Business Academy its a great idea for future development of smart Eco friendly and sustainable agriculture. Therefore with this great academy will be able to have decent jobs in the rural areas and also make food for our country.


June 8, 2019 06:52

Please keep on voting to make this brilliant idea come to pass.. We would love to benefit more from it.. Come on guys let\'s vote now. I assure you this is the idea we need to bank on..

Karabo Batshidi

June 7, 2019 11:22

All the best Mr Greg..You have been preaching Farm business for quite some time now, you have motivated a lot of us who never thought of taking chance in Agricultural production. Keep it up!


June 7, 2019 07:32

Wishing you all the best in this great initiative.You have my full support.
This project will not only benefit farmers in Botswana but the unemployed graduates roaming the streets too.It will also help boost our economy.Good going Greg!

Jerry Seleke

June 6, 2019 15:37

Gregory is hard-working and smart innovate individuals who is always thinking about positive solutions on agriculture crisis. With this opportunity for Farm business academy he will be able to help most people in rural areas in Botswana I'm positive if he wins he will be able to make decent job opportunities for unemployed youth in Botswana.

Noah Dithapelo Mmusi

June 6, 2019 15:17

Agricultural education is the future for sustainability of every nation and therefore, with farm business academy we are positive that quality education will reach to the forgotten community-based rural people who do not have access to formal basic education since your academy will also cater for those who never had chance to go to school due to situations beyond their financial needs. Also government will be glad to have such an initiative to have young people who create employment for locals. We support this Farm Business Academy Sir Gregory Rakobe

Maikutlo Leso

June 6, 2019 08:27

As a young Motswana,I can\'t wait for the academy! We need it. Let\'s take Botswana to the next level.
I fully support your idea Mr Greg! We are behind you and this initiative will be a success

Taelo Mangwai

June 6, 2019 05:51

I fully support your idea Mr Greg. l believe it can impact the way Batswana perceive Agriculture.We need more ideas like these from dedicated young souls like you to take Botswana to the next level and improve the lives of Batswana.

June 5, 2019 16:29


Nice idea, well done and i wish you all the best. You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a comment and vote


June 5, 2019 10:26

Plenteous is the one stop shop for our nation's agricultural challenges. Play a role by casting a vote for our organisation to enable us to help the people of our nation better their lives with farming.

June 5, 2019 05:12

We now upgrading our Farm business academy we have learned a lot through votes and comments campaign will soon update the content to show how we have now some innovative new programs combination of food production business education and other co-curriculum activities to make the farm business academy more fun and Exiciting place for people to stay. I'm so glad that this platform has open minded great innovative Gentleman and Ladies keep on working hard to get votes this exercise is not all about winning the competition it also brings out the best of you to reach your potential. Let's unleash our potential.


June 4, 2019 20:12

I have never heard of any motivation and self driven idea like this one having farm business academy in Botswana will be the most important and soon to be popular in Botswana.. Keep on supporting guys.. Let's make and idea a reality

June 4, 2019 17:17

I just voted for you today, leave a comment on my idea tomorrow and i will vote again. keep lobbying and voting

Ernest Marima

June 4, 2019 12:05

This is a brilliant business idea and a noble social intervention. There are not many business ideas that are aimed at improving the plight of disposal people, by-products of the neoliberal political-economic systems.

June 4, 2019 11:26

Hello Thato

Great initiative as agriculture has massive social and economic impact in most African countries it is important that farmers get educated on smart agribusiness.

Your project will be of great impact to your country. All the best in implementing the idea.

Please take a look at my idea Moow! Life and support with comments and vote


June 3, 2019 12:10

This is a best idea one of the brilliant idea that an African child can have, this will improve over economy as Africans.
Please let's keep supporting the best innovating ideas like this..

June 3, 2019 07:43

Your idea is great and I hope it has a great impact.

Lets Support each other. Can you please spare some time and vote for my idea STEP (Slums' Transformation & Empowering Population) in order to support slums and alleviate poverty.

Click on this link to vote.

Thank You

Best Regards,
Haleema zia from Pakistan

June 3, 2019 07:43

Your idea is great and I hope it has a great impact.

Lets Support each other. Can you please spare some time and vote for my idea STEP (Slums' Transformation & Empowering Population) in order to support slums and alleviate poverty.

Click on this link to vote.

Thank You

Best Regards,
Haleema zia from Pakistan

June 3, 2019 07:43

Your idea is great and I hope it has a great impact.

Lets Support each other. Can you please spare some time and vote for my idea STEP (Slums' Transformation & Empowering Population) in order to support slums and alleviate poverty.

Click on this link to vote.

Thank You

Best Regards,
Haleema zia from Pakistan

Elsie Adam

June 1, 2019 21:39

great plan ll create a lot of opportunities and jobs for a lot of people looking at how Unemployment is in our country..farming is good n we need to take it seriously especially the youth because were are tomorrow\'s leaders..


June 1, 2019 19:42

This is great idea my friend Botswana should take this opportunity to help you out with this brilliant idea and create job opportunities for the forgotten unemployed community and help Batswana to take farming as business.


June 1, 2019 12:46

Job creation is a great plan this will help unemployed youth to get jobs. Food production in Botswana has been a major concern there through idea opportunities are able to be found.

Nnete Moseki

June 1, 2019 11:18

The Farm business academy is a great idea, you will help Batswana to develop its agriculture industry. The job creation and food production will grow through this idea and help my lives. Wish you will all the best.

Othusitse R. Madibela

May 31, 2019 16:44

Once in a while a young person bust into human sphere with creative ideas but more often people do not raise an eyebrow. The ideas are ignored. With progress of time, if the person perverse and the idea yield a product that is useful. It is when the majority of people sart saying nice things about the young person. This times around lets not wait. lets us rail behind Mr Rakobe. Any idea that propose to increase food production is an innovate idea. We all need food; the world population has eclipsed the 7 billion mark and these people need food . In Africa, the situation may be worse in a couple of years if we dont wake up and instead of waiting, we should support any idea to increase food production.

May 31, 2019 11:57

Beautiful, Gregory. Your idea has the potential of benefitting humanity and starting first with your community. Brilliantly done.

Also, my project was accepted for the competition, you can support my project with your comment or vote through this link

Good luck!


May 31, 2019 11:40

Let\'s keep on supporting our future youth projects to create a better live for all Agriculture is the core of life hence we need to upgrade our farming methods to keep safe the environment. Quality education is the best way to improve our gaming industry.

May 31, 2019 10:07

Go go go team HERZ (Her Empowerment Race Zone) against Period poverty.

Great job on your project, and your passion to make the world a better place

Its only day 3 and HERZ has over 100 votes! Lets reach more by voting everyday until August 31.

HERZ was nominated under the youth best ideas competition category for UNESCO. Kindly show your support by reading commenting, voting and sharing for us at You can even vote for us everyday until August if you'd like to



May 30, 2019 14:27

We support this idea 100% without food we will suffer as nation so helping farmers with this academy it will advance agricultural food production. People need to be helped with developing their knowledge and skills.


May 30, 2019 14:13

Sir Gregory Thato Rakobe we are very happy for coming up with the best ideas for Botswana to develop it's Agriculture industry. Companies should strategically collaborate with you and make this great success for all.

Bafiti Gabanamotse

May 30, 2019 13:42

Good going! agriculture is the future therefore it will take farmers to develop and improve it to cater for its future needs. all the challenges faced by both agriculture and farmers need to be dealt with; its now or never! soil degradation, water salinity with market and pricing being challenges faced by agriculture and farmers respectively! therefore we appreciate your efforts of seeking the good of your field.

May 30, 2019 06:46

Its a great idea, go ahead.Best of luck

My idea, Shoppers Barrow", was nominated for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition in the Best Ideas 2019 category. Please read my idea at and consider supporting my idea with comments and votes!
Thanks in advance

May 30, 2019 02:32

Brilliant! Very interesting how you plan to enable youth in solving social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.
I wish you success on your project, hope you will accomplish that.
If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the link below
Thank you and wish you the best of luck!

May 29, 2019 23:09

This is a very interesting project that if given support will seek to create a good industrial framework. Support my project at this link


May 29, 2019 16:49

The ideas is a great one for Botswana rural communities development in agriculture and food security. Therefore we need this implementation to be done here now in Botswana. Government should support this idea and also Batswana should also support this ideas since it brings social development in Botswana.


May 29, 2019 16:28

This idea is great Botswana should be proud of this young man to bring such idea to create social job opportunities for the forgotten unemployed community. Keep pushing hard and hard Sir Gregory


May 29, 2019 12:40

Greg this idea great business venture its going to impact social lives of people also the environment too will be conserved. Therefore i support this idea to win and also be supported by other financing instituations.

Binda pcd

May 29, 2019 08:55

I look forward to this brilliant initiative. This is envisaged to take agriculture field to the next level. This is an initiative for youth to benefit from We wish you all the best and the most popular vote.

May 29, 2019 07:59

hi gregory, i'm very happy to see u. i went through ur idea and it seems to have potential to help humanity.i'm wishing u luck and also voting for u. i would like if u also watch my ideas at
and also

Othusitse R. Madibela

May 29, 2019 06:25

Rakobe is a focused agriprenuer and has full of life. He innovates around farming, food security and sustainable developments. Passionate and care about people and environment


May 29, 2019 06:02

Gregory is a hard-working, passionate, determined and motivated young entrepreneur, who given a chance, will bring to the field fresh and innovative ideas. He has brilliant ideas that he is alos willing to share with others. He is such a mentor and an inspiration to other young people. I have no doubt that Thato can bring to Botswana Agricultural sector innovative ideas and skills that woukd transform the nation.

May 28, 2019 16:21

Your project idea is so amazing!
I am so excited to share with you that my idea HERZ (Her Empowerment Race Zone) was accepted under the Best Ideas competition category. Please support me by reading, commenting and voting at
Natasha Sichula

Khumo Thamage

May 28, 2019 16:14

100% behind you! taking Agribusiness to a whole new level
Thank you for such brilliance Greg and all the best on this amazing innovation
You truly are an inspiration!


May 28, 2019 14:54

A great idea indeed. We need new ideas to promote productive and profitable farming methods. This idea will indeed revolutionize our farming. I like the idea because it will help us the retiring cadre of our nation to do smart agriculture.

Gaofetoge Tutumpane

May 28, 2019 03:58

I Love this idea farmer have long being struggling with skills and knowledge on how to make money this will indeed help them. And i also love the fact that it will cover all ages not just the youth also the old aged. this will help create team work and collaboration and equality on people so that people don't thing that farming is for old age. Therefore i recommend you get support from Government, investors to start this now poverty is really a great concern this needs to be done as soon as possible.

Pelonomi Zambia Rakobe

May 27, 2019 21:41

This has come at the time that I am considering farming and it is my hope that this noble idea will not only assist me as an individual to be able to stand up on my own at the implementation stage.

John Phuthego

May 27, 2019 13:20

Greg is a hard working guy since i known him. He proves to be a mentor and inspiration to other youth. This idea is going to help Botswana to develop the industry of agriculture.

Davis Marumo

May 27, 2019 09:18

This is a great original idea from an enterprising and youthful Gregory.
This idea will not only transform the agricultural sector in Botswana alone,
its trickle effect spreads to Africa and the world at large.


May 27, 2019 08:53

Brilliant such ideas like Thato's that can take Botswana Agricultural Sector to new highs. Thato Is a Motivated young Man with Plenty of Energy, who likes to impart and motivate other youth to be driven in what they are pursuing.

All the Best...

Mbakile Sitayelo

May 26, 2019 19:20

Thaoto this is a brilliant adear for the country at large. Please move on. This idea can benefit farmers especially those who are not learned in farm business,. The way you have crafted your idea can benefit this country

Anna Arvidsson

May 26, 2019 17:12

Greg is very driven, skilled and inspiring in all his work! I hope that this idea, that relates to such important questions of education and environmental friendly agriculture, will receive many votes!


May 25, 2019 00:24

I know the gentleman behind this idea to be very knowledgeable and very diligent in his work, so I would not hesitate to give him my vote. It is my desire to see commercialization of Agriculture in Botswana so I believe that Thato's idea will bring the desired results in the Agricultural industry.


May 24, 2019 10:20

The idea is brilliant and the fact that it takes into consideration rural farmers makes it more amazing because most of the times farmers in rural areas are left out in most agriculture programs and they continue to practice old and unsustainable methods of farming, hence by including them in these projects they become educated and can better enhance their farming looking at the current climate conditions and increase food productivity in the country


May 24, 2019 09:56

Great idea that will no doubt benefit a lot of youth in Botswana. Providing education to those in rural areas will help improve and drive the agricultural sector forward and eventually help in improving food security issues in our country. Farmers are very much interested in improving their production and finding better means of increase their output but most lack the knowledge and don't know where and how to go about getting it so this idea is great and will push farmers and aspiring farmers.


May 24, 2019 08:51

Gregory one of the people having a great mind I know he wants to change and help Batswana with this brilliant idea. Personally I think this is what has Botswana have been waiting for, in our Agricultural sector.. We haven't explored our capabilities as Batswana in Agriculture.. So this idea give us that chance to explored our way of benefiting from Agriculture in Botswana.. Keep on voting guys..


May 24, 2019 08:06

Innovative farming is farming of the future. We need more agricultural entrepreneurs who are educated and innovative to increase agriculture productivity in the farmland in the current times climate change by adopting production technologies to protect crops and livestock from effects of climate change.

Tshepiso Moagi

May 23, 2019 16:26

Creative Idea Greg. Agriculture is the solution to global food crisis. Botswana has the potential for young farmers to prove the sustainability and potential of innovative agribusiness ideas.


May 23, 2019 14:08

Gregory your idea of farm business is great this is going to create a lot of opportunities for Batswana and also to Africa when it replicates. Our farmer need that most especially with Government.


May 23, 2019 13:30

My dear this is very wonderful brilliant idea to be given an opportunity to run. Botswana really needs this academy food security. This will create a lot job opportunities for rural citizens

Pelonomi Zambia Rakobe

May 23, 2019 13:24

Such an initiative will not only benefit you as youth but the nation at large. food security is what this lovely land locked country needs. You help and develop one farmer you have indirectly put your effort in almost everyone linked to that particular individual......


May 23, 2019 12:58

My Friend you have come up with a great solution, this is very impressive my friend. Agriculture needs to upgrade on Quality Education therefore, Farm Business Academy will Create Decent Jobs for Batswana and i like that you also want to replicate it to other 10 district of Botswana. We need a decent life after retirement for our Senior Citizens and also we need to bring in new methods to inspire our youth into agriculture. also our government employees will always have chance to refresh their agriculture expertise on the current and future of agriculture.


May 23, 2019 12:56

Guys lets vote for Thato Rakobe for improved Agricultural sector.

Brilliant business indeed just needs implementation and it shall be done only when we encourage our brothers and sisters to vote for him

Read his idea and vote for him or leave a comment for improvements.

Dominic Kwena

May 23, 2019 12:18

Brilliant Mr. Rakobe, I would live to see this idea come into fruition and bear fruits. we need more young people to learn from you and champion this Agricultural sector in the right path


May 23, 2019 11:30

Gregory Rakobe this super great best ideas for Botswana and also Africa agricultural education we really need it so bad. This will inform all the industry stakeholders in agriculture.

Kagiso Lefitile

May 23, 2019 10:54

That's a great initiative Mr Greg. This would empower young farmers to be innovative and move an extra mile to ensure that our country becomes self sufficient in food production. This initiative is more important for the Agricultural sector since we rely heavily on farming in Botswana

Gaofetoge Tutumpane

May 23, 2019 10:42

Mr Gregory Thato Rakobe This is the best innovation for our agriculture sector. Botswana has long struggled with upgrading its economy with Agriculture this will just solve all that in a split of a second. Our agriculture lands are not fully utilized because our people have no how knowledge and skills to do what should be done in this current times of Climate Change. This also supports Botswana Roadmap on Sustainable Development Goal 2017-2023. We are proud of your innovation Sir and wish you the best

Allie Lesaumako

May 23, 2019 09:54

This business idea is a great idea which is in line with sustainable development goals . Botswana has pledged to become a knowledge based economy therefore Mr Gregory Thato Rakobe your farm business academy idea is the solution for Batswana farmers and also government and other agriculture stake holders to catch the current times of agriculture.


May 23, 2019 08:46

Innovative farmers are the solution to food security challenges of nations. We need more farmers in agribusiness. Your idea is great, it will change the mindset of farmers.

Eric Cfour Caiphus

May 22, 2019 22:49

Our country GDP years back had Agric at the top and slowly when technology and new ways of farming were brought in things changed and Agric didn\'t keep up. With this kind of project it will help to match the modern Agric which will eventually help take Agric bit by bit back to the top and have more people venturing and loving agriculture.


May 22, 2019 21:43

This platform is majestic, it is a good way to disseminate our fellow brothers and sisters innovative agricultural ideas on a greater scale, and give a way to boost our economy for the better. Opening a Farm business academy will surely help the country to develop its food security and be able to trade with neighboring countries. We support you Big time Mr Rakobe, this is a break thruough in the Agricultural sector.


May 22, 2019 14:41

It is more than very good,it is an excellent initiative Mr Rakobe. We need to put those kind of initiatives in place we (Batswana)because it can be a solution to most Agribusinesses which are failing because of inadequate knowledge about farm businesses by the owners mostly youths because farming is a complex business.It can also helps to switch rural farmers from their traditional way of farming to modern farming/innovative agriculture.

Phatsimo Moshapa

May 22, 2019 11:15

Very good initiative Mr Rakobe. We need such initiatives in place especially that we(Botswana) are re-orientating our approach to farming and farm business. This will also decentralise resources from urban areas to rural areas thus giving equal opportunities to every Motswana to improve their knowledge in farming.

Gaofetoge Tutumpane

May 22, 2019 10:14

Gregory your Farm Business academy is the best idea for Botswana. It brings in all Stakeholders and creates and open opportunities even across borders it for local farmers to become advanced. and i wish you all the best my dear friend. This is a great solution for local farmers and private sector as well as Government my brother.

Othusitse R Madibela

May 22, 2019 09:11

This is a good initiative. Our farmers lack management and business skills. Livestock businesses are failing because of these and its high time people, especially young people get involved and teach better methods of farming instead of relying solely on government extension service.


May 22, 2019 07:55

This is a great idea. We only have one university of Agriculture in the nation, so we need more universities in agribusiness to come up with a different approach and systems that fit in the the current times agriculture climate change, so that we have master farmers who produce food for the country not just for themselves. The future is bright for emerging new leaders in agriculture entrepreneurship.

Bokamoso senau

May 22, 2019 07:45

Your idea is great for Botswana and the world... This will help take farming to a higher standard....Hence this idea is very important as it equips farmers with farming techniques, and as a result it will enable them to turn their farms into business and generate employment opportunities and also income which can boost the economy of Botswana. #voting #Gregory Thato Rakobe #Farm Business Academy

Bokamoso senau

May 22, 2019 07:45

Your idea is great for Botswana and the world... This will help take farming to a higher standard....Hence this idea is very important as it equips farmers with farming techniques, and as a result it will enable them to turn their farms into business and generate employment opportunities and also income which can boost the economy of Botswana. #voting #Gregory Thato Rakobe #Farm Business Academy

Bokamoso senau

May 22, 2019 07:45

Your idea is great for Botswana and the world... This will help take farming to a higher standard....Hence this idea is very important as it equips farmers with farming techniques, and as a result it will enable them to turn their farms into business and generate employment opportunities and also income which can boost the economy of Botswana. #voting #Gregory Thato Rakobe #Farm Business Academy

May 22, 2019 03:52

I love your idea and its impact on society! I would appreciate it if you could comment and give me suggestion about my idea as well!

May 17, 2019 01:05

Greetings Greg. I think this idea is a perfect fit for our generation in the sense that the Farm business academy will act as a hub for up-skilling and upscaling thus maximizing results output in Agriculture. Keep up the mometum.

May 15, 2019 23:33

It is great to note that your drive is to create awareness in modern farm practices through education. What measures will you use to become profitable because you idea will basically improve the yield and quality of the farmers' produce?
Also, what barriers are you currently faced with?