Save the date – the AJF Virtual Conference 2021 – ‘The Jersey Footprint’

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Please save the date (UK time) for the upcoming African Jersey Forum Virtual Conference 2021, generously supported by Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) and hosted by the Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society (RJA&HS) in Jersey, Channel Islands and Project Mercy in Ethiopia.

In June 2019, a regional dairy workshop, looking at ‘Why Dairy? Why Jersey?’ was hosted by the World Jersey Cattle Bureau at their annual meetings in Kigali, Rwanda where the African Jersey Forum was launched. The highly successful workshop focused equally on the importance of why dairy, before showcasing how Jersey cattle breed genetics and the support of Jersey Island have been improving the lives of many African families and how the Jersey cow could influence the future more widely across the continent. The African Jersey Forum virtual conference in November 2021 will present a progress update following the 2019 Regional workshop.

The format and agenda is still in development but is likely to include a combination of live presentations, both in Jersey and Ethiopia and pre-recorded video content to come from a range of different speakers.

Please note these dates in your diary and we will be back in contact with you very soon with more information about how to watch online.

Tuesday 2nd November 0900 – 1300 and Wednesday 3rd November 0900 – 1300 (GMT)

A virtual conference exploring the increasing role and impact of the Jersey cow on dairy development in Africa.

‘The Jersey Footprint’ Virtual Conference will cover:

  • Firstly, a focus specifically on the Jersey breed and its role in the growth of developing dairy markets and specific benefits in an African context;
  • secondly on the science and technical knowledge underpinning Jersey breed focused work in Africa;
  • thirdly (and given that this conference had originally been scheduled to take place in person in Ethiopia), a focus on the implementing partners and beneficiaries of the Jersey Overseas Aid-funded ‘Dairy for Development’ projects in that country and the impact on their lives and livelihoods.