Cattle has always been a symbol of wealth throughout rural Africa. Privately owned herds were a major driver of local economies and social structures, that again contributed to the stability of communities and families.
Urbanization, the degeneration of communal land and the after affects of struggling economies, have contributed to the diminishing of cattle herds and along cultural community structures of honor and integrity.
The OACIA program will see the re-introduction of cattle into communities within an inclusive structure that beneficiate the entire community, but also opens the door for individual ownership from members of the community. The program uses a shared benefaction of the community as the land owners, to kick-start the local economy through a network of partnerships, skills programs and experienced management. In all of this, the reintroduction of cattle becomes the key catalyst.