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13th African Dairy Conference & Exhibition

13th African Dairy Conference & Exhibition

Event Overview

The 13th Edition of the African Dairy Conference and Exhibition, the leading African Dairy Conference and Expo, will be taking place on 12th – 14th September 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

As a key player in the dairy sector, this would be a great platform for you to be part of this dynamic event. For more than a decade, the African dairy conference and exhibition is without a doubt the only dairy event in Africa that prides itself in bringing you the latest trends and developments in dairy, giving you a deeper understanding of what is happening in the African dairy Industry and the world at large.

Johannesburg, South Africa



    The Eastern and Southern Africa Dairy Association (ESADA) is a non-political membership organization. Established in 2004, ESADA is the premier dairy association in Africa with an overall mandate of increasing trade in African dairy products. The dairy industry in the Eastern and Southern Africa region plays an important role in the lives of many people. From smallholder farmers to milk hawkers there are millions of households or businesses involved with over 80% of the milk in the region produced by smallholders. In general, the dairy sector is one of the critical sectors in the region with high potential for improving food security and welfare of its people. Preceding establishment of ESADA forum compromising dairy stakeholders in the COMESA and EAC was convened. It was recommended that a general private-sector trade association be set up to, among other issues, promote trade for dairy products in the region. ESADA has been providing a common forum to knit the regional dairy fraternity together and thus it has emerged as the leading African Dairy Association. The overall governance of the Association is vested on the board of directors drawn from all ESADA chapters. The ESADA secretariat, currently in Nairobi, Kenya, is managed by the Executive Director who then deploys the necessary staff to implement and monitor various programmes undertaken by ESADA.