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Uganda to Issue 'Birth Certificates' for Cattle: Minister

18 July 2019

UGANDA - The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing "birth certificates" for the animals, so it can trace their products.

Vincent Ssempijja, the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, on Tuesday said the international market demands that all countries producing food for the European market should have proof of its traceability.

"They want to know where the [meat and crop] products are coming from. They have been impounding and banning all consignments from Uganda if they find one box with issues," he said at the official opening of the National Agricultural Show in Jinja, southern Uganda.

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Source: The East African

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