Interesting: Government to issue birth certificates to cows

The Uganda Government has announced plans to register all farmers and give their cows birth certificates for traceability of their products and to enable them benefit from the international market.

The Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Vincent Ssempijja, while speaking at the official opening of the National Agricultural Show at the Source of the Nile grounds in Jinja on Tuesday, said the international market demands that all countries producing foodstuff and crops for the European market produce its traceability.

‘‘They want to know where the products are coming from; they have been impounding and banning all consignments from Uganda if they find one box with issues,” he said.

The minister added: “Farmers will be registered and their products given barcodes so that if they find a problem with one box, they look for the source and sort out the problem. We cannot enter lucrative market unless farmers register.’’

According to Daily Monitor, Ssempijja added that all the cows must be registered and given birth certificates.

‘‘For cattle farmers, it is going to be worse. You will be registered as a farmer, the cow will be registered, numbered and will have a birth certificate because the importers of our products demand meat for cows aged between 15 to 24 months. So we are going to sell depending on their age,” he added.

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