Hatfield Develops Environmental Management Plan for Ghanzi Feedlot
Sep 25, 2013
Hatfield is providing consulting services to Kentrek Enterprises (Ghanzi, Botswana) to develop an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for a large-scale feedlot 10 kilometres outside the town of Ghanzi. The feedlot provides high quality feed for a herd of approximately 8,500 cattle that are being reared for beef production, which is a major industry in Botswana.
Development and implementation of an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) is a statutory requirement for Proponents under the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Act of 2011. EMPs characterise development within the proposed project area, identifies potential environmental risks associated with the project, and recommends investigation and monitoring measures that should enable Kentrek to operate in a sustainable and profitable manner. Specialists involved in the project include; an ecologist, an archaeologist, a sociologist, and a hydrogeologist. To address requirements of Section 6 (5) and Section 7 (2) of the EIA Act of 2011 stakeholders were consulted as specified within the Environmental Management Plan (EMP) to solicit views and concerns. Stakeholder consultations were also undertaken with the District Landuse Planning Unit and neighbouring farmers. The Senior Hatfield Environmental Assessment Practitioner leading the project is certified with the Botswana Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association (BEAPA), a mandatory requirement for practice in the field of Environmental Management in Botswana.
Kentrek Enterprises (Pty) Ltd is a Botswana company that operates a feedlot facility situated along the trans-Kalahari highway on a freehold farm to improve the quality of beef from cattle previously raised using open grazing systems.
For more information, please contact us:
Mr. Simon Hughes, M.Sc.
HATFIELD CONSULTANTS AFRICA
Telephone: +267 397 2661