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Livestock Identification and Traceability System (LITS)

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THE Transforming Zimbabwe’s Animal Health and Food Safety Systems for the Future (SAFE) project is developing a Livestock Identification and Traceability System (LITS) to enhance disease surveillance and reporting.

According to the Zimbabwe Agricultural Growth Programme (ZAGP) November Issue 19 newsletter, the Transforming Zimbabwe’s Animal Health and Food Safety Systems for the Future (SAFE) project is developing an integrated information management system to enable value chains and stakeholders to receive up-to-date information on disease outbreaks.

“The project is developing an integrated information management system to enable value chains and stakeholders to receive up-to-date information on disease outbreaks, rangeland monitoring, market regulations, prices, supply and demand, weather, advisory tips, credit risk management, financial management, etc.

“This   will   enhance   disease   surveillance   and reporting as well as serving as the basis for the establishment of a comprehensive Livestock Identification and Traceability system (LITS),” read part of the newsletter.

LITS comes after the current paper-based system is costly and labour intensive and there are too many mistakes at data entry which makes data validation cumbersome and labour intensive.

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