ROK TO HOLD WORKSHOP ON LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT IN ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe’s Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC) will next week host a Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Co-operation Initiative (KAFACI) workshop on Non-Ruminant Livestock Management.
Non-ruminant animals have one stomach as well as a small and large intestine while ruminants, depending on the type, have up to four organs considered stomachs and they chew cud.
The workshop will run from Monday to Wednesday and participants will be drawn from 19 African countries and the Republic of Korea which are members of the KAFACI, an inter-governmental and multilateral co-operation body which was launched in 2010 to improve food production, achieve sustainable agriculture and enhance extension services in African countries by sharing knowledge and information on agricultural technologies.
KAFACI’s membership comprises the ROK, Zimbabwe (represented by the SIRDC] and 16 other African countries. The main thrust of the KAFACI initiative is to contribute to food security and alleviate poverty in Africa.
Among those who will attend the workshop are SIRDC chief executive officer Robson Mafoti, KAFACI executive
secretary Dr Jing Jun Kim, the ROK Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Cho Jaichel, and the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Dr Misheck Sibanda.
The programme will feature lectures on the poultry industries in Zimbabwe and Korea as well as country reports from 17 out of the 19 member states. It will conclude with a field visit on Wednesday.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK