Join the Virtual Conference 2021

Wednesday 20th October 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the African Jersey Forum Virtual Conference, titled ‘The Jersey Footprint in Africa’.


The event is scheduled over 2 days: Tuesday 2nd November 0900 – 1300 and Wednesday 3rd November 0900 – 1300 (UK times).


To view the Conference online, please use the following link: (The link is the same for both days)


Day 1 will focus primarily on Ethiopia, with Day 2 concentrating on Continental Africa.


A vast range of presentations from expert speakers so far confirmed, are lined up over the course of the two days, which include:


Project Mercy Transforming Smallholder Dairy Farming in the Chacha area of Ethiopia, through a Jersey Breed led model
Send a Cow Ethiopia Dairy for Nutrition and Income in Wolayita Zone, Ethiopia
SCIAF (Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) Journey of Developing Inclusive and Profitable Dairy Value Chain for Pastoralist community in Borena Project
Zelalum Yilma Kidane Data from Ethiopia
Dr Ally Okeyo Mwai Novel application of Information and Communication and genomic Technologies to identify and promote more productive, profitable and adapted dairy genetics in Africa-Experiences in Ethiopia and Tanzania
Dr Isidore Houaga Introducing the African Animal Breeders Network
Dr Peter Edmondson The Importance of Data in Managing Fertility in Smallholder Farmer Systems
Dr Oluyinka Opoola Review of the Jersey Breed in Africa
Dr Jude Capper Sustainability in smallholder farming in Africa
Chris Cloete South Africa – Jerseys in our country – the opportunities, the challenges, the customer
Ross Kietzman Mozambique – Jerseys in our country – the opportunities, the challenges, the customer


The Conference will be recorded and shared with anyone who is unable to attend.


The Conference is open to the General Public, so please do share the link with anyone you think may be interested in joining.


In the meantime, please do follow the African Jersey Forum on Facebook and LinkedIn, where we will be sharing the bios of speakers over the coming weeks.