AFRICA – In an effort to move the world to protect animals, World Animal Protection (WAP) will be exhibiting at the Africa Food Safety Summit form July 20-22.
Formerly known as, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), WAP is an international non-profit animal rights organization that has been in operation since 1981.
It describes its vision as, “A world where animal rights matter and animal cruelty has ended.”
WAP works with governments, food businesses and farmers to improve the welfare of farmed animals. They encourage the general public to buy food produced in line with high welfare standards.
In 2013, the organization partnered with Compassion in World Farming to create a business benchmark on farm animal welfare (BBFAW). According to The Guardian, there has been a 10 percent rise in companies publishing farm animal welfare policies since the benchmark launched.
As part of their global animal welfare campaigns, in 2013 they successfully lobbied the United Nations to include language on animal welfare in two General Assembly Resolutions on agriculture and disaster risk reduction.
Dr. Victor Yamo, the Humane and Sustainable Agriculture Campaign Manager at WAP Africa, recently implored the government of Uganda to incorporate animal protection program in the curriculum, to simplify the dissemination and understanding of animal welfare knowledge.
About 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit
The 2022 Africa Food Safety Summit in partnership with the African Development Bank (AfDB) is Africa’s premier and largest international food safety, quality management and conformity conference and exhibition.
The Summit brings together regional and global experts and stakeholders to share the latest trends in science and technology; regulations, standards and compliance; operations and sustainable adoption of food safety practices and technologies in the entire agriculture and food value chain in Africa.
Held in physical and virtual format, the Summit aims at providing the platform to boost quality, food safety and conformity in Africa and the region’s fast rising food and agriculture sector that will enhance trade in local, regional and global markets.
The 2022 edition of the Summit will be held together with the AFMASS Youth Summit – a pan-African mentorship, networking and capacity building platform for university students and young professionals and budding start-up entrepreneurs in Africa’s food and agriculture sector.
To attend the summit, register at; https://summit.foodsafetyafrica.net.