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Presentation by Bernard Bett at a livestock identification and traceability planning workshop, Soroti, Uganda, 22-23 July 2014.

Presentation by Bernard Bett at a livestock identification and traceability planning workshop, Soroti, Uganda, 22-23 July 2014.

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  • 1. Livestock identification and traceability systems Bernard Bett Livestock identification and traceability planning workshop Soroti, Uganda 22-23 July 2014
  • 2. Workshop objectives Design a livestock identification and traceability system (LITS) that incorporates radio-frequency identification (RFID) boluses and other animal identification systems Develop a LITS action plan that involves all the stakeholders along the Karamoja – Soroti – Mbale – Busia beef value chain
  • 3. LITS Animal identification and animal traceability: tools to enhance animal health and food safety: •Disease surveillance and response •Zoning and compartmentalization/security •Food safety •Certification procedures (OIE and Codex) Animal identification (OIE manual): the combination of the identification and registration of an animal individually, with a unique identifier, or collectively by its epidemiological unit or group with a unique group identifier Animal traceability (OIE manual): the ability to follow an animal or group of animals during all stages of its life
  • 4. SMP-AH LITS pilot study •Objective Implement a pilot study on LITS in selected areas in the IGAD region •Approach -Review of literature -Regional workshop -Local workshop -Field studies •Role in the SMP-AH project - Support SMP-AH project’s result area 1- Framework for surveillance and control of trade-related animal diseases established
  • 5. Where are we?
  • 6. Map of LITS interventions in the IGAD region •Hot-iron branding Strengths: - Commonly used especially in insecure areas - Most countries have registered brands - Anchored in LITS policies Challenges: - Can be easily defaced - Lowers the quality of the hide •Ear tags -Visual and RFID ear tags -Allows ISO coding -Can be easily removed •Others - Painting/temporary marks - Microchips - Rumen boluses - Tattoos No or minimal traceability systems
  • 7. Stakeholder workshop: 4-5 February 2014 Objectives •Review the current practices on LITS in the IGAD region •Identify LITS options that can be used and identify implementation steps
  • 8. Proceedings of the workshop Developed a consensus on drivers for LITS in the region -to support trade -disease surveillance and control through traceability -ownership/theft prevention Identified and prioritized livestock identification methods - Visual tamperproof ear tags with ISO coding - Visual tamperproof ear tags (with ISO coding) plus hot-iron branding in insecure areas. - RFID ear tags - RFID bolus (for ruminants) - Microchip implants with hot-iron branding to deter theft
  • 9. Pilot sites •Identified regions/areas where SMP-AH LITS project can be implemented -Karamoja – Soroti – Mbale -Garissa – Nairobi -Borena – Nazareth - Djibouti
  • 10. Acknowledgements •CVOs and technical partners from each country •Partners from the private sector – traders •Support from AU IBAR and ICPALD

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