A board of trustees drawn from member states is responsible for running the affairs of the Southern Africa Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. Solidaridad is the lead facilitator of this roundtable and played a key role in establishing the roundtable and functioned as the secretariat for the first two years. 



Patrick W. Khembo is a livestock farmer. He raises cattle sheep and goats in Malawi where he chairs Malawi Round Table for Sustainable Beef (MRSB). In this capacity he represents Malawi’s interests on the board of Southern Africa Region for Sustainable Beef ( SAR RSB ). Patrick is a retired businessman who part  owned and managed  various business entities covering agricultural and industrial chemicals pharmaceuticals ,ceramic tiles, bookshop,  insurance , credit reference bureau and bank .

Patrick has also served on many boards notably Press Corporation Limited   , Malawi’s largest private company with interests in Banking, Telecoms, Energy, Retail, Fisheries, and Properties as its chairman. He has also served on the boards of Standard bank, Inde Bank Blantyre Health Research & Training Trust a private human health research entity as its chairman.

Patrick is a graduate of the University of Malawi where he qualified for a BSc in Agriculture .

Max Makuvise

Vice President

Max is the Vice President of the Southern African Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. He attends Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) Board Meetings and various committee meetings representing the SARRSB.

An accountant by training entering into the livestock sector in 1997 when he joined Cooper Zimbabwe an animal health company, rising to become Managing Director. In 2004 he founded Makera Cattle. Through both companies he has engaged in many programs with rural farmers dealing with genetic improvement, training, product supply and traceability, working with many donors. With a passion for empowering farmers through the “Conception to Consumption” principle, Max works with technology to assist the livestock value chain partnering with a major U.S. company. He is also currently the Chairman of Origen Corporation a large crop farming operation that farms 12000 hectares of row crops (maize, soya and wheat) annually. More recently he has been appointed Chairman of the Zimbabwean Food Crop Contractors Association (FCCA).

Prof Dube


Prof. Sikhalazo Dube is a consultant for the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI, CGIAR) having served previously as ILRI’s Regional Representative for Southern Africa (https://www.ilri.org/user/924308). He was Chairman and Coordinator of the East and Southern Africa Drylands Systems – CRP Flagship (http://drylandsystems.cgiar.org/node/521). He joined ILRI in November 2014 from the Agriculture Research Council in South Africa where he held the position of Research Team Manager: Rangelands Management and Forage Program. Before joining the ARC he was a Senior Scientist (Ecosystems Modeling) at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria in the Global Change and Ecosystems Dynamics Research Group. He has extensive experience in research and training at all levels (farmers, tertiary and further education). He was Head of Department in the Department of Livestock and Pasture Science at the University of Fort Hare. His research, student supervision and policy inputs focus on rangelands ecology and gender: the dialogue between science, resources users and policy formulators, development of decision support tools and mapping of resources in light of a changing world. 

Dr Frank M Kayula

Board Member

Dr Frank M Kayula is a development profession with passion to work with smallholder farmers. Frank holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship, an Honours’ Doctorate of Business Administration in agribusiness, a Masters in development studies with a minor in agriculture, a Bachelors in Development studies and a Diploma in agriculture. Dr Kayula has more than thirty (30) years’ experience of work in the agricultural sector among smallholder farmers. He also trebles as a lecturer in Agriculture for Development and current issues in Development at the University of Lusaka, as well as CEO for a farmer organization called KRI Zambia and chairperson for ABN Television (an agribusiness tv Station in Zambia).

The Doc has research interest in SME growth, market-oriented agriculture, climate change and rural development. He has practical experience with challenges and successes faced by Small-scale Farmers & SMEs in Africa through small businesses that he co-owns with others which include a farm, restaurants and a consultancy firm.

Dr Kayula has worked for both public and private sectors in Zambia and within the African sub-region. Frank has also worked for various NGOs and projects in Zambia in the agriculture sector. In these organization Dr Kayula contributed through the promotion of farming as a business, farming input support program seed idea, lobby and advocate for smallholder farmer integration in the economy and information dissemination to farmers in Southern Africa.


The Southern Africa Regional Roundtable for Sustainable Beef consists of stakeholders from across the beef value chain including government and research to support smallholder farmers mitigate animal disease, create market linkages, and access finance opportunities. By joining this roundtable, these players have all made a commitment to support smallholder farmers increase their livestock supply to abattoirs. 

From across the regional beef industry the following companies and organizations are supporting the mission and objectives of the GRSB and SARRSB.

Solidaridad- https://www.solidaridadnetwork.org/regions/southern-africa

Meat Corporation of Namibia – www.meatco.com.na

Makera Cattle Co-   www.makera.co.zw

Nerpo Group – nerpo.org.za

Become a Member

The Southern Africa Region Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (SARRSB) is a multi-stakeholder initiative developed to advance, support and link continuous development in sustainability of the regions beef value chain.

SARRSB members are leaders, committed to a sustainable Beef Industry in the region. Through the SARRSB, members have the opportunity to make a difference by engaging and contributing to beef sustainability discussions and initiatives.

Membership therefore provides an opportunity to engage with leaders throughout the beef value chain to shape the discussion of beef sustainability and contribute to the lasting capability of the region’s beef industry

Why Become a Member?

Some of the key benefits of membership in the SARRSB include:

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