The Minister of Agriculture also has the power to amend or cancel a licence according to certain terms and conditions. In addition, the holder of an export licence would not be permitted to export wool and mohair unless it is prepared, brokered, traded and auctioned in Lesotho, the regulations state. In an interview with Farmer’s Weekly, Rantelali Shea, spokesperson for the Lesotho Mohair Growers’ Association, said when these regulations were introduced, the association wrote a letter to the Economic and Development Cluster Committee, asking the Lesotho government to engage with farmers and farmer organisations about the regulations, but to date there had been no consultation.
Wool and mohair farmers call for assistance
Oct. 5, 2018 2 min read
Following a failed court bid to force the government of Lesotho to withdraw the recently gazetted Agricultural Marketing (Wool and Mohair Licensing) Regulations of 2018, wool and mohair producers in the country are appealing to industry stakeholders in neighbouring countries for assistance. According to the regulations, no one is permitted to trade in wool and mohair without a licence obtained from the Ministry of Small Business, Cooperatives and Marketing.