Here Is How Okavango Craft Beer Is Flourishing In The Market. Okavango Craft Brewery was established in 2019 and is a new and exciting venture that produces craft beer from the finest quality ingredients, including locally-sourced millet and mineral water from the Okavango Delta.
Okavango Craft Brewery is Northern Botswana’s first licensed microbrewery and offers a variety of unique millet adjunct beers made on location in Maun and features a brew pub and garden. In an effort to drive new and innovative ways to diversify the wildlife economy in northern Botswana, the Okavango Craft Brewery aims to provide an attractive market for small-scale farmers who work hard to coexist with elephants. The new microbrewery also takes advantage of a craft beer industry that is growing in popularity worldwide that before growing wings in Maun. It is an added advantage that the business is situated in Maun, which is one of Botswana’s most visited places by both local and international tourists.
Okavango Craft Brewery has made way for a more mutually beneficial business relationship with the community of Maun and the rest of the nation amid the raging Covid-19 pandemic and its negative economic impact. COVID-19 has further presented an opportunity for a more united community and business sector will emerge stronger once the worst of the pandemic has passed. It offers local farmers an opportunity to benefit directly from the market as the company purchases their crop. Okavango Craft Brewery has applauded farmers for using innovative techniques to protect themselves and their fields from elephants, avoiding cultivating on corridors, allowing elephants safe passage along major movement corridors to the Okavango, and practicing more sustainable intensive farming methods, using ‘low till’ or conservation agriculture principles.