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Ms Tidimalo Beauty Rakgantswana

Organisation name

Ministry of Agricultural Development & Food Security

Job title

Head, Monitoring and Evaluation Division

Scientific Title

Chief Research & Scientific Officer (Nutrition and Agriculture)


Africa, Botswana

Country of current residence

Africa, Botswana

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise

Agriculture and food systems, Food policy, Food Science, Food Security, Nutrition

Disciplinary Expertise

Agricultural Development, food and nutrition, food insecurity and undernourishment, Food policy, Food science, Food Science and Technology, Food Security

Area of interest

Agricultural production, Agriculture, Rural development, Consumption, Food, Food safety, Food security, Food value chains, Gender dynamics, Governance and policy, Resilience, Safety nets and vulnerability, Diet quality, Health, One Health, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Climate change, Sustainable diets


Members introduction

I have studied food sicence and nutrition (BSc Hon) and a MSc in Poverty Reduction and Development Management. I have only just worked for Government in 4 different ministries, all to do with food and nutrition. I currently work in the Ministry of Agriculture, and my observation is that there is a disconnect between nutrition and agriculture. There are efforts in place to to address this, and I am part of the lead team.

Academic publications

Recent publications


I have done a few research papers but they are not published. they were intended for internal use, review of programmes, provision of evidence and to inform decisions taken and the next phases of programmes




Member for
10 months 2 days