All the caws have tags with codes!Nov 2, 2016
Veterinary specialists, involved in the project on implementation of the system of cattle identification and tracking were trained in coaching.
During 4 days the workshop took place in Bishkek 26-29 October 2016, which was conducted for specialists, involved in the process of cattle identification and tracking in the Kyrgyz Republic. Training of 24 specialists from all oblasts of the Kyrgyz Republic was conducted in a “Training for trainers” (ToT) format.
Kyrgyzstan is currently preparing for implementation of the country wide program of cattle identification on the basis of the Law “On animal identification” adopted 12 July 2013 and Resolution #694 of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic dated 5 December 2014, which approved rules of animal identification.
Correct recording of livestock is of a great importance for the successful development of cattle breeding. A system of cattle identification and tracking will allow to carry out effective and guaranteed anti-epizootic and other preventive measures, and reduce spread of highly dangerous animal diseases. The successful implementation of the program will also provide a number of such economic benefits as decline of cattle rustling statistics, solution of a problem of smuggling of animals and animal production, ability to export meat and dairy products to the EEU countries.
During the workshop consultants of the “Capacity building of professionals of the Kyrgyz Republic for organization of the system of cattle identification and tracking in Kyrgyzstan in the framework of participation in the Eurasian Economic Union” project were educated in training methods and acquired basics of public speaking skills. Experts have mastered a technique of interactive training, preparing and carrying out a presentation on the subject of animal identification.
Trained during the ToT experts will be involved in the training activities in all regions of Kyrgyzstan, which will be attended by representatives of local self-government at the level of aiyl okmotu (village administration). Qualitative informing local self-governments and regional veterinary departments on order and rules of identification will allow introducing this program on time and with full coverage.
During the series of trainings throughout the country field registrars and operators-specialists will be trained for further introduction of the system of animal identification and tracking in the Kyrgyz Republic. Trainings will cover 2400 operators and field registrars in total. Training activities will be conducted during November and December of 2016.
Azizbek Abdiev, project consultant and trainer tells on the necessity of the system of animal identification and tracking:
- To sell our animal products outside the country, the Kyrgyz Republic should meet the requirements. Our country must prove it is able to protect its internal market, and to deliver meat and meat products to external markets. They have to meet the standards of veterinary and food security. This is a requirement of partner countries of Kyrgyzstan within the EEU. It means we need accredited laboratories, system of tracking of a product from farmer to the consumer’s table. System of animal identification is a significant part of this chain. Before an animal reaches slaughtering unit, it should be identified, so any authorized veterinary body could figure out where it came from and whether it is healthy.”
“Capacity building of professionals of the Kyrgyz Republic for organization of the system of cattle identification and tracking of cattle in the framework of participation in the Eurasian Economic Union” project is carried out with the financial support of the Government of the Russian Federation.
Mirgul Amanalieva, Project Coordinator "Cattle Identification" Project,