Livestock Identification and Traceability Systems (LITS) are essential for identifying and tracking animals. LITS enable monitoring of the production processes and performance of the animals, and are essential to successfully contain or respond to outbreaks of infectious animal diseases. LITS are gaining worldwide attention for their provision of credible information and customer confidence in countries that import animals and animal products.
Kenya’s LITS was developed for the KCB Foundation and Kenya Veterinary Association for roll out as the LITS system for the State Department of Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives of Kenya.
The Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) was the lead department for the Kenyan livestock industry during the development and implementation of this innovative LITS that incorporates the latest in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, and mobile data collection and data visualization technologies. RippleNami Inc., as the technology provider, developed the system following a protracted and interactive process involving technical officers from DVS, Kenya Veterinary Association (KVA) and KCB Foundation – Mifugo ni Mali program.
The LITS technology solution was customized to the specific needs of the African scenario. It ensures that livestock can be individually identified and easily traced throughout their lives from birth (or importation), through the marketing value chain to its slaughter and processing location, accurately reporting genealogy, medication and veterinary history and quality of every animal. It also includes animal disease surveillance capabilities and animal rustling monitoring and movement tracking. Our technology is compliant to ISO 11784, ISO 11785 and ICAR standards, and fulfills international trade requirements.