The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TE-FOOD International about creating a National Livestock and Epidemic Management System. The MoU signing ceremony took place in Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
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As African Swine Fever is spreading in Southeast Asia, countries prepare to handle the epidemic. After the decision in Vietnam to implement TE-FOOD’s traceability and Epidemic Management system in Dong Nai, Vietnam, the government of Laos decided to work with TE-FOOD on the same matter.
TE-FOOD enables efficient communication between government bodies and farmers to collect information about the status of livestock, suspected illnesses, livestock movements and their routes, and presents them for the authorities to remain up-to-date with the status.
The system can disseminate information materials through a mobile app to farmers about recognizing the symptoms of ASF, and practical knowledge about defense preparations.
Besides monitoring the situation, the system helps in issuing and enforcing transport permissions, vehicle cleaning events, and provides help in the registry of compensations.
While technology itself can not solve an epidemic, it can be a part of the solution. The parties will work together to plan the implementation and other activities to address the ASF outbreak, and mitigate its devastating effects.
TE-FOOD is the world’s largest publicly accessible, farm-to-table food traceability solution. Started in 2016, it serves 6000+ business customers, and handles 400,000 business transactions each day.