G O Matete, J M Gathuma, G Muchemi, W Ogara, N Maingi, W Maritim* and B Moenga*
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Nairobi P.O Box 29053, Nairobi, Kenyageorge.firstname.lastname@example.org* Ministry of Livestock Development P.O Kabete 00625 Kangemi, Nairobi, Kenya
Livestock Identification and Traceability Systems (LITS) contribute to reduction, control or eliminated safety scares that result from transbounadry diseases outbreaks. Recent studies on LITS in Kenya have been focused on testing innovative technology, information and traceability system management, and examining the determinants for effective implementation. This paper analyzes the strengths and limitations of the operating a LITS institutional and organisational mechanisms in Kenya.
The result revealed that a disarticulated intitutional and organisational environment was the main constraint to effective implementation of LITS. It proposes that for successful implemenation, a regional approach covering multiple countries, substantial private sector involvement and intensive stakeholder education are essential.
Keywords: Institutional and organisational mechanisms, livestock identification, traceability