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Introduction to the Conference

World food production systems, particularly in Africa, have recently faced unprecedented challenges from climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. For food of animal origin in particular, these recent challenges are in addition to already existing challenges of animal diseases and parasites, human-wildlife conflicts, cross-border diseases, long droughts, lack of markets, under-funded research, and lack of viable extension services leading to deficiency in management skills in animal farming. All these negative impacts on sustainable livestock production have weakened Africa's food production capacity. One other emerging challenge that African animal agriculture has to contend with is the de-campaigning of meat production by environmentalists. Even the message to consumers to lessen the consumption of red meat, especially from ruminants, has reached unprecedented proportions based on purported greenhouse gases from ruminants. These challenges need consistent research and science-based evidence from both African and international scientists to provide solutions to our farmers. The lack of inter-African trade in animal products, goods, and services has also undermined food security in the continent. Localised cattle rustling in some regions of Africa is a long-standing problem that skipped the eye of researchers and scientists. However, it has the potential to fuel civil strife among communities, diplomatic rows among countries, and spread diseases. Can animal scientists propose innovative sustainable solutions to this and many more challenges facing African animal agriculture? Therefore, this 8th All Africa Conference in Animal Agriculture endeavour to assemble esteemed scientists from the continent and from abroad to share and discuss research results and other relevant information with a view to recommending possible strategies to turn the challenges of African agriculture into opportunities.

Sub Themes:

  1. Transforming African animal agriculture
  2. Animal health and food safety
  3. Ecological goods and services in African animal agriculture
  4. African animal agriculture in a rapidly changing technological environment


3
Days
143
Speakers
8
Sponsors
31
Sessions
26. - 28. September, 2023 | Travelodge, Gaborone, Botswana

8th All-Africa Conferences on Animal Agriculture (AACAA8)

Sponsors

Speakers

Prof. Edward Rege (Ed)
Prof. Edward Rege (Ed)
CEO Emerge Centre for Innovations – Africa (ECI-Africa).
Assoc. Prof. Zahra Mungloo-Dilmohamud
Assoc. Prof. Zahra Mungloo-Dilmohamud
Associate Professor University of Mauritius
Prof. Appolinaire Djikeng
Prof. Appolinaire Djikeng
Director General International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Dr. Moetapele Letshwenyo
Dr. Moetapele Letshwenyo
Sub-Regional Representative (SADC) World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH)
Dr. Sadye Paez
Dr. Sadye Paez
The Rockefeller University, Earth BioGenome Project
Prof. André M. de Almeida
Prof. André M. de Almeida
LEAF/ISA, University of Lisboa
Dr. Siboniso Moyo
Dr. Siboniso Moyo
Deputy Director General International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Dr. Alexander Toto
Dr. Alexander Toto
Principal Consultant SATOTO Livestock Projects
Prof. Armanda Bastos
Prof. Armanda Bastos
Professor University of Pretoria
Prof. Michiel M Scholtz
Prof. Michiel M Scholtz
Specialist Researcher in Applied Animal Breeding ARC-Animal Production
Girma T. Kassie
Girma T. Kassie
Nelly Thuli Chabalala
Nelly Thuli Chabalala
Dr. Schalk Cloete
Dr. Schalk Cloete
Dr. Wondmeneh Esatu Woldegiorgiss
Dr. Wondmeneh Esatu Woldegiorgiss
Dr. Grobler Rulien
Dr. Grobler Rulien
Rimbilana Shingange
Rimbilana Shingange
Dr Godfrey B Nyamushamba
Dr Godfrey B Nyamushamba
Matome Madilindi
Matome Madilindi
Tegegn Fantahun Chernet
Tegegn Fantahun Chernet
Prof. Udo Herbert
Prof. Udo Herbert
Prof. Frederick Yeboah Obese
Prof. Frederick Yeboah Obese
Dr. Solomon Stephen Ramabu
Dr. Solomon Stephen Ramabu
Nkosinathi Percy Bareki
Nkosinathi Percy Bareki
Prof. Richard Osei-Amponsah
Prof. Richard Osei-Amponsah
Farouk Semwogerere
Farouk Semwogerere
John Mutua
John Mutua
Richard Dooso Oloo
Richard Dooso Oloo
Dr. Felix Owusu Sarkwa
Dr. Felix Owusu Sarkwa
Khomotso Podile Molvia Lekola
Khomotso Podile Molvia Lekola
Dr. Takalani J. Mpofu
Dr. Takalani J. Mpofu
Prof. Mizeck Chagunda
Prof. Mizeck Chagunda
Dr. AFOLAYAN Moji
Dr. AFOLAYAN Moji
Prof. Felix Fushai
Prof. Felix Fushai
Prof. Mrode Raphael
Prof. Mrode Raphael
Yihenew Zewdie
Yihenew Zewdie
Dr. Soul Washaya
Dr. Soul Washaya
Dr. Willem Andreas Schultheiss
Dr. Willem Andreas Schultheiss
Mathuto Bareki
Mathuto Bareki
Edwin Oyieng
Edwin Oyieng
Nelleke Lotz
Nelleke Lotz
Mandlenkosi Nxumalo
Mandlenkosi Nxumalo
Noxolo Winile Nkunzi
Noxolo Winile Nkunzi
Kealeboga Mokgalagadi
Kealeboga Mokgalagadi
Peter Wilkinson
Peter Wilkinson
Dr. Thamasanqa Mpanza
Dr. Thamasanqa Mpanza
Dr. Tesfaye Getachew
Dr. Tesfaye Getachew
Gebresilassie Yemane Tsion
Gebresilassie Yemane Tsion
Wilmie Hough
Wilmie Hough
Cletos Mapiye
Cletos Mapiye
Msimango Nokwethemba Nqobile Philie
Msimango Nokwethemba Nqobile Philie
Mary-Jane Thaela-Chimuka
Mary-Jane Thaela-Chimuka
Xolile Nuse
Xolile Nuse

Programme

Stages
Plenary /Breakout 1(Yellow)

08:00

09:00

10:00

11:00

Transforming African Animal Agriculture

08:00 - 09:00
Prof. Edward Rege (Ed)
Dr. Sadye Paez
Prof. Michiel M Scholtz

BREAKOUT ROOM 1: Workshop: Towards an integrated delivery of proven productivity enhancing innovations in livestock – a market systems approach

09:00 - 10:00

BREAKOUT ROOM 1: Technical Session: Rangelands & forage production

10:00 - 11:00
Wilmie Hough
Jesús Fernando Flórez Herrera
Ngoako Letsoalo
Dr. Soul Washaya
Breakout 2 (Green)

08:00

09:00

10:00

11:00

Technical Session: Poultry Production

09:00 - 10:00
Mulugeta Yitayih Birhanu
Emana Getachew Nemera
Ogone Mary Letsoalo
Mr Pius Emesu
Chepete Justin Hakgamalang
Dr. John Moreki
Prof. Richard Osei-Amponsah
Machete, James.Buttie

Technical Session: Poultry Production

10:00 - 11:00
Yihenew Zewdie
Thokwane Judith
Nomvula Gcwalisile Masinga
Bhawa Shame
Breakout 3 (Red)

08:00

09:00

10:00

11:00

Technical Session: Dairy production

09:00 - 10:00
Hendrik Loock de Waal
Dr. Chinyere Ekine-Dzivenu
Diphetogo Mosalagae
Hamrouni Abir
Tegegn Fantahun Chernet
Richard Dooso Oloo
Aliy Mohammed
Dr Maria NT Shipandeni

Technical session: Animal Breeding & Genetics I

10:00 - 11:00
Maletsanake Ditiro
Teubes Megan
Meijboom, Samuel Mendel
BOLOWE, MONOSI ANDRIES
Katlego Nkgapele
Molabe Kagisho Madikadike
Breakout 4 (Blue)

08:00

09:00

10:00

11:00

Technical Session: Beef production

09:00 - 10:00
Dr. Willem Andreas Schultheiss
Nkosinathi Percy Bareki
Christopher Magona
Mathuto Bareki
Prof. Michiel M Scholtz
Dr. Grobler Rulien
Magdalena Ilongeni Kamati

Technical Session: Small ruminant production

10:00 - 11:00
Peter Wilkinson
Cletos Mapiye
Sebolai Thabiso
Mbusiseni V Mkwanazi

Sponsors

Contact information

Event date:
26. September - 28. September, 2023
Organizer:
Congres Organiser: Vetlink 62 Herbert Baker street, Groenkloof Pretoria South Africa 012 346 1590 [email protected]
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