Levels of advancement
stakeholders to formulate and implement joint programmes in regard to animal health and food safety.
Producers and other stakeholders only comply and do
not actively participate in programmes.
Producers and other stakeholders are informed of
programmes and assist the VS to deliver the programme in the field. 3. Producers and other stakeholders are trained to participate in programmes and advise of needed improvements, and participate in early detection of diseases. 4. Representatives of producers and other stakeholders negotiate with the VS on the organisation and delivery of programmes. 5. Producers and other stakeholders are formally organised to participate in developing programmes in close
collaboration with the VS.
Results Strengths : VS have trained and authorized farmers south of the VCF to complete animal heath questionnaires VS have developed several excellent manuals for training farmers, community animal health agents and animal health workers Weaknesses : Most of these activities are limited to farmers and other stakeholders south of the VCF Supporting documentation (documents or photos): Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development ‐ Basic Veterinary Manual for Communal Livestock Farmers of Namibia NASSP ‐ Training Manual of Community Animal Health Agents ‐ September 2006 Namibia Agricultural Union ‐ The mouthpiece of organised agriculture in Namibia Role and Functions of the Meat Board of Namibia Tracking Down ‐ From Assured Namibian Meat ‐ Introducing Namibia´s red meat industry
Detailed findings during visits: Farmers and producers south of VCF are actively engaged in joint programs, primarily through their organization (NAU) and the NamLITS program.
Priorities/Recommendations Short Term :
Medium / Long Term : Harmonize activities and participation with stakeholders from both sides of the VCF