Presentation on theme: "IICA’s Contribution of the Belize Livestock Registry to the Industry Harold Parham Chief Executive Officer Belize Livestock Producers’ Association June."— Presentation transcript:
IICA’s Contribution of the Belize Livestock Registry to the Industry Harold Parham Chief Executive Officer Belize Livestock Producers’ Association June 10, 2010
Introduction BLPA recognizing the need for sound recommendations for the development of the industry In 2007 initiated a concerted effort to develop a sound strategic plan for the development of the livestock Industry Recognized that sufficient reliable knowledge of the industry was lacking Approached IICA for assistance to get a sector diagnosis done This was referred to FAO
Market Access BLPA’s major focus was, and still is, to establish firm export market for livestock. Recognized deficiencies in the requirements for export in the areas of animal health, product quality and traceability.
The Registry Dr Gabriel Marquez, in 2008, proposed that we implement a database to register all livestock farms in Belize. He expressed his personal interest in getting this done and he would get IICA to finance it. BLPA made formal request to IICA and in October 2009 Mr. Paul Morgan was employed as the consultant to construct and install the database
Importance of The Registry Help to have an almost accurate knowledge of the national herd at any time in terms of: type Amount Stage of maturity(age) Health condition Provides the mechanism to trace an animal from destination to origin as is required in international trading