Mrs. Nthatuoa Rantoa-Kuleile
(District Coordinator Berea)
Education

MSc Agric (Soil Science),BSc AgricHons (Soil Science),BSc Agric (General)

PROFILE: NTHATUOA RANTOA-KULEILE -DISTRICT COORDINATOR BEREA

PERSONAL DETAILS
SURNAME Rantoa-Kuleile   TELEPHONE +266 22 500125/ 22 500839
OTHER NAMES Nthatuoa   FAX +266 22 310515
NATIONALITY Mosotho      
LANGUAGES Sesotho and English      
PRESENT POSITION District Coordinator      
EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED QUALIFICATION OBTAINED Teacher Bishop Mohlalisi H.S 2001-2003
University of the Free State MSc Agric (Soil Science)   District Conservation Officer Mokhotlong (MFLR) 2003-2006
University of the Free State BSc AgricHons (Soil Science)   Senior Conservation Officer Maseru (MFLR) 2006-2010
National University of Lesotho BSc Agric (General)   Principal Soil Scientist Maseru (MFLR1) 2010-2015
      District Coordinator Maseru (MFRSC) 2015-2016
      District Coordinator Berea (MFRSC) 2016-to date
    Duties as a Principal Soil Scientist
  • Planning and implementation of soil and water conservation activities, implementation of soil classification and research, execution of on-farm trials on soil loss and fertility as well as coordination of soil surveys and classification activities as well as supervision and training of sectional staff.
  • Duties as a District Coordinator
  • Facilitating implementation of ministerial policy, developing and reviewing the district Forestry, Range and Soil conservation strategic plan, programmes and projects.
PUBLICATIONS
DISSERTATIONS   ARTICLES  
Rantoa, N. R., 2001. Effect of plant population of the yield of beans (Phaseolus vulgaris).B.Sc. Agric. Dissertation, National University of Lesotho, Lesotho.   Rantoa, N.R., C.W. Van Huyssteen, C.C. du Preez., 2014. Organic carbon content in the Soil Master horizons of South Africa. VDJ2014.10.143  
Rantoa, N. R., 2009. Estimating organic carbon stocks in South African soils. M.Sc. Agric. Dissertation, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein.      
BROCHURES AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
  • Land Degradation in Lesotho 2012
  • Priorities for Sustainable Land Management in Lesotho.
  • UNCCD PRAIS FIFTH REPORTING CYCLE 2014: Report from Lesotho as affected country party
District milestones as per department
FORESTRY DEPARTMENT

The department has 68 gazetted forest reserves from which wood sales is done with the aim of availing fuel wood to the communities.Treated poles are also produced and being sold as well. There is one pole treatment plant constructed at Maqhaka


There are at least 27 farmers in the district which are through the aid from the department who are now earning a living out of selling fruits.

The department through the help of other stake holders such as world vision Lesotho has trained a number of farmers on bee keeping. The department has identified 16 bee keeping farmers with a total of 36 colonised bee hives

RANGE MANAGEMENT


Formation of grazing Associations:

The district is renowned of having many herders Associationsin the Country. There are 17 operational herders Associations, of which 4 are still going under the registration process. There are 3 village grazing Schemes.


Wetland Protection:

There are 5 protected (fenced) wetlands,thse wetlands were protected through a concerted effort of Community members and SADP.

 

CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT
  • Provide grass seed for marginal lands
  • Water harvesting:
  • Ponds: provide supervision
  • Dams:Machinery and supervision provided
  • Tanks: cement and tank accessories
  • Land rehabilitation: Gabions, sand bag

 

Physical Address:

Ministry of Forestry
TY Nursery, Ha Mokhothu
Berea 

Address:

P.O. Box 292
Teyateyaneng 200
Lesotho

Fax: +266 22 310515
Phone: +266 22 500125; 22 500839
E-mail: nthatuk@gmail.com
Contact person: Mrs. Nthatuoa Rantoa-Kuleile

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