Uganda government plans to issue birth certificates to all animals across the country.
Government is laying down strategies on how to issue a birth certificate to all animals reared in Uganda.
The plan was opened up by the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja at the 27th source of the Nile Agricultural Show grand opening happening in Jinja.
Minister Ssempijja says this new policy is aimed at meeting international market standards as regards to quality animal and crop products. He, however, appealed to all farmers to accept the new policy.
The 27th Agricultural show is held under the theme Agricultural Technologies and Innovations for Farmers Agro-Industrialisation. This time many international and local exhibitors filled up the ground with an emphasis on value addition.
“For cattle farmer, it’s going to be worse because for him he will be registered as a farmer, but also the cow will be registered and numbered with the chip, and must have a birth certificate,” Ssempijja said.
Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda on behalf of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, said that government has started engaging new irrigation experts in each district in preparation for irrigation as the new method of modern farming in Uganda.
“We are now equipping our department of Agriculture which is headed by Commissioner Engineer Kato and every district is recruiting a water irrigation scheme.”
Country Director Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Antonio Querido said they are grateful to be part of Uganda support team, as far as food security for its citizens’ is concerned.
“We are happy to join you today, as we celebrate our 4th anniversary of commitment, partnership and support for Uganda to achieve food security for its people,” Querido said.