From the 23rd of June 2015, the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU) will host a 3-day workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe, for dairy farmers drawn from across eastern and southern African countries. This will be convened in partnership with the Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) and the WeEffect (formerly Swedish Cooperative Centre).
The workshop seeks to understand developments of the dairy sector in eastern and southern Africa, get updates from national dairy associations in southern Africa on their success stories, the key challenges and policy issues affecting the dairy sectors in these countries and to identify lobby and advocacy issues that need to be addressed at regional level. Attendees will also learn about models for micro financing of small scale dairy farming as well as the different dairy production models in Zimbabwe. They will then establish terms of references for the regional dairy platform steering committee.
Delegates from South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe are expected to be in attendance.