The National System of Identification and Animal traceability (SNIT)

Monday, 22 May 2017 13:40 Written by 
  • Location(s): Morocco
  • Type(s): Solution
  • Theme(s): Agriculture , Livestock Development
  • SDG(s): 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Locations of Agro Solutions: Morocco
  • Types of Agro Solutions: Solution
  • Themes in Agro Solutions: Agriculture , Livestock Development
  • SDGs in Agro Solutions: 12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Locations in the Arab States: Morocco
  • Types in the Arab States: Solution
  • Themes in the Arab States: Agriculture , Livestock Development
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 12. Responsible Consumption and Production

Animal diseases represent a major constraint to production, trade and livelihoods in the developing countries. Animal movement and the livestock trade, within and between various countries in the Arab region are the major means of transmitting and spreading Transboundary Animal Diseases.

To follow the livestock from one point in the supply chain to another, either backwards or forwards, in 2003-2004 the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing of Morocco initiated the project on introducing the national System of Identification and Animal traceability (SNIT).

The development of the project SNIT went through three stages according to the contract terms established by ONSSA:

  1. To supply the identification equipment and material, as well as the IT solution in a standard version;
  2. To develop specific functionalities, install, configure, and implement all the resources solicited and integration tests;
  3. Provide training for the local agents and Operational Assistance.

As a tool for management of animal diseases and food safety traceability, the SNIT – "Système national d’identification et traçabilité animales" proposed by Digidelta Software allows tracing the history of each animal including movements and events throughout its life through the use of electronic chips making use of radio frequencies. Each animal now is carrying a pair of ear tags with a unique 16-digit dialing. This information can be retrieved at any time, in the form of reports or dashboards to enable decision makers to take appropriate action. This software allows the registry of animals identified with visual and electronic ear tags, not only all the data referring to the animal but also to its breeder/owner, the farm, its sanitary condition and other relevant information. It should also be noted that the software is prepared to work in the avian sector, in which case, the breeder can choose how to manage his animals including sanitary information.

All the information stored in the database is available to the user according to his/her level of permission, maintaining the transparency and security of the data.

SNIT.mobile was developed to function on devices with the operating system Windows CE and synchronizes with the central database in 3 different ways: Directly with the application SNIT, by using SNIT.Transfer, which is a desktop application and via 3G, directly from the mobile devices.

Achievements: By integrating this identification formula, Morocco is now aligned with international standards and effectively improves the health program management and production performance control. Traceability systems are important, effective tools that can be used for the protection of animal health, public health and food safety. They can help reduce response time, thereby limiting economic, environmental and social impacts of emergency situations such as disease outbreaks. Morocco is the first and only country in the north of Africa to have a system capable of ensuring traceability.

By integrating this identification formula, Morocco is now aligned with international standards and effectively improves the health program management and production performance control. Traceability systems are important, effective tools that can be used for the protection of animal health, public health, and food safety. They can help reduce response time, thereby limiting economic, environmental and social impacts of emergency situations such as disease outbreaks. Morocco is the first and only country in the north of Africa to have a system capable of ensuring traceability.

By integrating this identification formula, Morocco is now aligned with international standards and effectively improves the health program management and production performance control. Traceability systems are important, effective tools that can be used for the protection of animal health, public health and food safety. They can help reduce response time, thereby limiting economic, environmental and social impacts of emergency situations such as disease outbreaks. Morocco is the first and only country in the north of Africa to have a system capable of ensuring traceability.

Budget: the system costs 120 million dirhams.

Contact information:
The Moroccan Interprofessional Federation of Milk (FIMALAIT);
Address: Avenue Al Arz, Résidence Al Arz n° D5 Hay Riad Rabat, Morocco
Phone: +212 (0)537 71 54 73
Contact person: Dr. A. BENLEKHAL 
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