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Jerseys in South Africa 2022

This video from Jersey SA, the national Jersey breed society of South Africa, provides an overview of the history and current status of the breed in the country. It also outlines some of the advantages of the Jersey for South African farmers, and the role the society is playing in development of the breed and supporting dairy farmers nationally. Jersey SA website: Jersey SA. 2022.

Dairy Farming in Zambia – Belita Mwale

Belita Mwale has been a dairy farmer in Mufulira, Zambia, for six years and has been working with the Zambia Dairy Transformation Program along with her fellow dairy cooperative members for three of those years.

Developing inclusive and profitable dairy value chains for pastoralist communities in Borena Zone, Ethiopia: SCIAF

The final short film shown at the 2021 African Jersey Forum Virtual Conference showcases a Jersey Overseas Aid-funded Dairy for Development project ran by SCIAF (the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund) in Borena Zone, Ethiopia. The project focuses specifically on improving access to markets for smallholders with a particular focus on women farmers. Hear from the project team and project beneficiaries who outline the project’s approach and it’s impact on lives. Video credit: SCIAF / Zelalem Sharp Videography

Dairy for Nutrition and Income in Wolayita Zone, Ethiopia – Send a Cow

The second short film shown at the 2021 African Jersey Forum Virtual Conference focuses on the Jersey Overseas Aid-funded Dairy for Nutrition and Income (DANI) project led by Send a Cow in Wolayita Zone, Ethiopia. We hear from a combination of local stakeholders, beneficiaries and members of the project team, outlining the role the Jersey breed is playing in strengthening smallholder dairy farming. Video credit: Send a Cow / Zelalem Sharp Videography

Transforming Smallholder Dairy Farming in the Chacha area of Ethiopia, through the Jersey breed – Project Mercy

The first short film shown at the 2021 African Jersey Forum Virtual Conference comes from Project Mercy, the partner of the Royal Jersey Agricultural & Horticultural Society (RJA&HS) on a three year Dairy for Development project in the Amhara region of Ethiopia, funded by Jersey Overseas Aid. Project Mercy Director Bete Demeke presents and takes us on a tour of the project, outlining the rationale and activity areas and visiting some of the key locations, as well as hearing from beneficiaries. Video credit: Project Mercy / RJA&HS / Zelalem Sharp Videography

Meet Albertina: Milk producer & businesswoman

Albertina Chambire is a milk producer and businesswoman. With support and training from the USDA Mozambique Expansion of Rural Cattle and Dairy Opportunities (MERCADO) project, she was able to buy land, purchase more livestock, grow her business, and send her son to school. MERCADO increased agricultural productivity in the dairy sector, increased availability and affordability of locally produced dairy products, and expanded the potential for trade among nearly 10,000 dairy participants, including smallholder farmers, mini-agribusinesses, processors, retailers, feed manufacturers, cooperatives and commercial breeders. Video produced by Land O’ Lakes Venture37 (2021).