The future of wildlife lies in the hands of the communities that they share land with. and, Ffarming communities with diverse and secure livelihoods successfully are more likely to be able to happily co-existing with healthy carnivore populations and as such CCB encourages farming methods with the farming communities of Botswana that facilitate productivity and help minimize livestock depredation. With support from the European Union, CCB hosted two workshops, in Jwaneng on the 10th February and in Ghanzi on the 12th February. The aim of the workshops was 2016 to bring farmers from the Jwaneng and Ghanzi area which are prime cheetah habitat, together with other key stakeholders to share knowledge, information and challenges in their farming practices and collectively seek solutions on an ongoing basis to the same through the establishment of a learning farmers’ network. The learning network will then allow farmers access to valuable resources, sharing of good practices, by promoting information dissemination and stronger collaboration with different stakeholders, for the betterment of their livelihoods. Both workshops proceeded went well and CCB will be engaging with all farmers the participants to continue to provide valuable support services, including the placement of livestock guarding dogs with interested and committed farmers, provision of veterinary care for these dogs and provide site visits to offer technical advice on farm management good practices’ issues.
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