Ugandan cows 'to get birth certificates'

Ugandan cows 'to get birth certificates'
Source: BBC
Date: 17-07-2019 Time: 05:07:52:pm

All Ugandan cows are to receive birth certificates to allow them to be more easily traced in order to comply with European Union (EU) regulations, according to The Daily Monitor

Countries producing food for the European market must provide proof of its traceability, said Mr Vincent Ssempijja, the minister for agriculture, animal industry and fisheries, on Tuesday.

He said products from Uganda were being impounded and banned from the EU. 

“Farmers will be registered and their products given barcodes so that if they find a problem with one box, they look for the source and sort out the problem," he said. 

"We cannot enter lucrative markets unless farmers register," he added.