FG unveils tech to track, identify livestock nationwide

November 18, 2022 0 By Admin

 

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, unveiled and inaugurated the National Animal Identification and Traceability System for Nigeria to identify and track livestock nationwide.

 

The government said the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, under the National Livestock Transformation Plan, initiated the NAITS as a strategy to address the socio-economic and security challenges bedeviling the livestock sector and dearth of data for proper planning, among others.

 

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mahmood Abubakar, who disclosed this in Abuja at the inauguration of the system, said technology was driven by digital transformation.

 

He said, “The ministry has been collaborating and will continue to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that the NAITS for Nigeria is internationally recognised, efficient and effective to address the livestock data needs of the country.

 

“As you are all aware, technology advancements have rapidly enhanced productivity across all sectors of our economy. “The progress made so far to actualise animal identification and traceability in Nigeria as well as other innovations in agriculture have been largely driven by digital transformation which has produced exponential results.”