Standards are meant as a quality assurance tool. Being in the agriculture sector, you can use standards to facilitate best practice. Visit the standards catalogue for standards related to agriculture. You can also utilise standards to ensure good management practices by utilising BOS ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management, BOS ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety, and BOS ISO 14001 Environmental Management.
Products can be certified against a Standard. This is a way for you to provide assurance on the quality of the product and services you provide. BOBS also provides certification on management systems such as BOS ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management
Regulation of Compulsory Standards
Regulation of Measuring & Weighing Instruments for Trade
When trading products where the price is based on measuring and weighing, then the measuring and weighing instruments used need verification that they measure or weigh properly. By law these instruments must be annually verified by BOBS for correctness. There are many weighing and measuring instruments and not all are allowed for use in Botswana. To ensure you acquire the right instrument contact BOBS for those that are permitted visit the Permitted Instruments page. BOBS will from time to time also run inspections of pre-packaged goods. For more information visit the Regulation of Measuring & Weighing Instruments for Trade page