Traceability to give Nicaraguan beef a passport to US markets
Beef is Nicaragua's number two export, with the United States as the principal customer, but from 2010 the US will refuse entry unless comes with a traceability certificate.
Monday, May 19, 2008
With aid from the Inter-American Development Bank, a project has been launched to make traceability available to all of Nicaragua's cattle-ranchers. Some 7,000 have already benefitted from the scheme, which currently covers four municipalities.
The Livestock Tracking Program has been launched in Nicaragua. During a first phase, records of some 200,000 animals will be started.
The Nicaraguan livestock sector's use of the Agreement with the European Union depends on the full implementation of the traceability of every kilo of meat exported.
Livestock traceability, a process that allows to controls to be kept on the history and trajectory of meat across the whole supply chain, goes far beyond registration and controls on farms.
While some sectors are tracing their animals on a voluntary basis, the country does not have a law which allows the government to manage a national livestock traceability system.
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