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African Jersey Forum
One of the Society’s cross-cutting Dairy for Development initiatives is creation of an ‘African Jersey Forum’. This is a regional network, in line with similar existing fora in other regions (such as the European Jersey Forum), which provides a space for interested parties to share knowledge, learn, and network with other regional stakeholders with an interest in the Jersey breed and dairy more generally. The African Jersey Forum concept was formally launched in June 2019 at the Regional Dairy Workshop in Kigali, Rwanda.
A key element of the African Jersey Forum is the establishment of a website, which will promote research, education and coordination between individuals and organisations interested in the enhancement of the Jersey breed, both within Africa and the tropics in general. Target audiences of the forum include researchers, politicians and policy-makers, farmers and agribusiness representatives, and non-governmental organisations. The website will be a platform for sharing a variety of content including scientific articles and reports, news and insights related to the dairy industry including human interest stories and interviews, and educational materials in a variety of formats.
The intention is that, over time, the forum will develop an extensive library of resources and a network of users throughout the region, promoting the Jersey breed and its benefits and providing useful information to farmers in nascent dairy industries throughout Africa.
We are aiming to launch the African Jersey Forum website in early 2021.