Projects on animal identification and traceability to be implemented

Economy | Agriculture
2019-07-16 14:43:49

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will be jointly implementing projects on animal identification, registration system and improving the system on recording and traceability.

The project agreement was signed by Minister Ch.Ulaan and FAO Representative Vinod Ahuja on July 9.

In the framework of the project on animal identification, a nationwide monitoring system on origin of livestock, migration, selection and breeding, and health information will be introduced.

As for the project on recording and traceability, possible systems on tracing the origin of agricultural products will be studied and tested using blockchain technology.

The project on animal identification and registration system will be implemented in four soums of Uvurkhangai aimag. The work to identify and register a total of 190 thousand livestock in the soums is to be done between June 2019 to February 2020 in partnership with a local meat factory.

With aims of improving benefits and competitiveness of the agricultural sector, enhancing the monitoring on livestock health and food safety, and providing citizens with healthy foods, the projects will be funded with non-refundable aids.