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Activity Development of an Animal Identification and Traceability (AI&T) System in Suriname; Institutional and human strengthening in Livestock information system – farm registration and animal identification.
Country Suriname
Last update: 21/08/2018
Lead organisation organisation details Ministery of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
Coordinator person details Gerald Tjon a San
Budget US - US Dollar 475,000
Project period 01/02/2017 to 01/09/2018
Countries: Suriname 
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Summary This project, Development of an Animal Identification and Traceability (AI&T) System in Suriname, aims to support the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries (MAAHF) of Suriname, to develop a national strategy, action plan and regulations for animal identification and traceability (AI&T) and to design the information technology (IT) system required and develop the necessary software for data collection, storage and exchange. In addition and as a pilot experience, the project will implement the system in the national cattle sector. Such a system would be a key component for any plan for improved livestock statistics, control and eradication of animal diseases including zoo noses, enhanced management of livestock production and pasturelands, livestock genetic improvement and general management of animal genetic resources. These improvements will increase the quantity, quality and safety of all livestock products, not only for those destined for export markets, but also those marketed internally, meaning that all Surinamese citizens would have the potential to reap benefits. Furthermore, improved production of animal products will benefit the entire country through increased food security.
Background • Within the sector the main organized farmers groups are the Cattle Breeders Association of Suriname, The Association of Poultry Producers of Suriname and the Dairy Association of Suriname.
• The 2008 livestock census recorded 45,000 heads of cattle, 35,000 pigs, 25,000 small ruminants and approximately 1.1 million poultry; however the present estimations by the DAPH are higher.
• Import figures for 2010 show that in that year alone the country imported 3.2 million kg of dairy products, over 18 million kg of poultry products and 1.7 million kg of meat and meat products to feed its population.
• There is virtually no export of animal or animal products, except for fish and seafood exports to Europe and other countries; however there is a potential for livestock exports within the CARICOM region.
• The main trans-boundary animal disease (TAD) threats for Suriname are foot and mouth disease and classical swine fever which are present in neighboring countries. Important zoonosis such as rabies, brucellosis, tuberculosis, highly pathogenic avian influenza and leptospirosis are also a potential threat to animal and public health.
• Animal welfare legislation passed by parliament. - Other legislative products prepared, to be approved by parliament.
• No AI&T system present.





Objective The project will help Suriname to better prevent and control the potential introduction of TADs and zoo noses, improve food safety and public health and, at the same time, meet international standards in order to allow the export of Suriname’s livestock sector commodities. In addition, an AI&T system would be a key component for any plans for improved livestock statistics, enhanced management of livestock production and pasturelands, livestock genetic improvement and general management of animal genetic resources.
Setup and activities FAO: US$ 475000
(Expected) Results Operational AI&T system at the department of livestock to track and manage selected livestock.
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 311 Agriculture
2.1 Production System 6. Livestock system
2.2 Production Chain 8. Quality Control
2.3 Commodity group Livestock
Role Person name
Project leader person details Gerald Tjon a San