The strategic sector cooperation with South Africa

The Strategic sector cooperation (SSC) entails government to government cooperation, in which the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration functions as the Danish partner authority in different SSC projects in e.g., Latin America, Africa and Asia.

The first phase commences

On January 1, 2024, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration initiated the first phase of the SSC-project between Denmark and South Africa.

During 2023, the authorities have clarified topics that the SSC project will focus on.

Based hereof, the DVFA will assist South African authorities in capacity building within animal health, food loss, food safety and responsible use of antibiotics in livestock production.

Specific areas of cooperation

The detailed content will be clarified in collaboration with authorities and other stakeholders in South Africa during the first quarter of 2024, after which relevant capacity building in the agreed areas will commence.

It is expected that there will be concrete work on the introduction of infectious animal diseases, qualification of a national control plan and revision of the national action plan for combating antibiotic resistance.

The project will have the green transition of the food and agriculture sector as its focal point and draw on Danish strongholds in food loss, food safety, animal health, antibiotic use, and antibiotic resistance.