This seventh symposium held in Maseru was graced by the presence of His Majesty King Letsie III, agricultural experts from neighbouring South Africa and Lesotho as well as crop and animal farmers from across the breadth and width of the country; the farmers also had the opportunity to display their different products.
In his remarks during the launch, local businessman and Matekane Group of Companies (MGC) Chief Executive Officer, Sam Matekane, pledged support for the agricultural industry through his companies which he said were committed to backing all activities meant to transform the economy of the country.
Matekane observed the agricultural sector remained pivotal in addressing Lesotho’s economic woes and reshaping the state of poverty and level of hunger in the country.
“That being the reason this Expo is intended to promote, amongst others, local meat produce that feeds and survives on local plant life and grassland,” Mr Matekane said.
He appealed to farmers not to be deterred from producing the best animals for wool and mohair harvesting and meat production by the recent ‘unfortunate’ disagreements with government on the administration of the industry.