TANZANIA established the National Animal Identification and Traceability (TANLITS) by using the ATS platform.
On July 22 2014 the Honorable Minister of Livestock and Fisheries Development, Hon. Dr Titus Kamani, officially launched the Tanzanian Animal Traceability (TANLITS).
The implementation of the IT system was supported by FAO and carried out by carried out by Dr. Karb GmbH and ADT Projekt GmbH who developed the ATS platform within an innovation project funded by the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture.
The TANLITS software is now the first national animal identification system which is using the ATS platform and which benefits from latest IT technologies including a mobile solution for field data capture. Due to the open and flexible architecture of the software modules of the ATS platform the implementation could be carried out within 12 months.
The functionality of the TANLITS includes as a fundamental element the registration of all relevant stakeholders who are covered by the system (for ex. animal holdings, villages, livestock markets, slaughterhouses). In addition, the management of animal identification events (registration, movements), ID device management, animal health events, on spot controls for the three species cattle, sheep and goat are performed by the system. The system allows the management of several animal identification schemes by using different devices (brands, ear-tags, electronic ear-tags, boluses) or by carrying out the identification individually or with a group (village) number.
The TANLITS includes a GIS that visualizes all animal events and location of stakeholders including the possibility to define zones or to ban the movement of animals in case of a disease outbreak.