The African Union-Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) in collaboration with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Interim Council representing national Tuli breeders associations/societies and representatives of Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa and Namibia, conducted a consultative stakeholder meeting at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre from 16th to 19th of November 2021 to launch the Tuli Cattle Federation of Southern Africa and conduct the Inaugural General Assembly of the Federation.
The meeting was attended by 40 participants from Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe and representatives of their governments.
The overall objective of the workshop was to: launch the Tuli Cattle Federation of Southern Africa and conduct the Inaugural General Assembly meeting.
The specific objectives were to:
a) To provide an opportunity for stakeholders in the region to get empirical evidence on the importance and contribution of Tuli cattle genetics in the region and beyond.
b) To discuss and validate the draft constitution of the TCFSA
c) To officially launch the TCFSA and its website
d) To conduct council election and propose members from the Member States
e) To undertake an experience sharing tour of a select Tuli Stud farm