SADRN Policy Brief 4: The effects of the European Union-imposed livestock identification and traceback system on Botswana's beef exports and rural poverty

  • Project: SADRN
  • Year: 2011

In 1997 the EU introduced a requirement that beef imports be traceable through a computerised system. To ensure continued access to the EU market, Botswana introduced the livestock identification and traceback system (LITS). The objectives  of this study are to estimate the costs associated with implementing the system and determine the effects on Botswana's beef exports to the EU market, government's export revenue from the beef sub-sector, and cattle producers' incomes and rural employment in the cattle industry.

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