Santiago de Chile 2011 – Theatre presentations

The files presented at the Santiago de Chile Technical Symposium have been made available as follow:


SESSION 1: International Standards and Regulations on AnI&R/T Chair: Irene Hoffmann (Chief, FAO)
10:00-10:20 OIE standards on animal identification and traceability Luis Barcos (OIE)
10:20-10:40 Animal identification and traceability in the European Union and international trade Sergio Pavon (EC)
10:40-11:00 ICAR standards and on animal identification and performance recording and its role as ISO Registration Authority for RFID ICAR Secretariat

Group Discussion

Assess the applicability and level of use of existing international standards and regulations in Latin American countries, in consideration of the different production systems and national policy objectives.

Determine the major constraints and key objectives associated with applying international standards and regulations in Latin America.

Output: Recommendations for the implementation of existing international standards and regulations, highlighting challenges and opportunities.

Carmen Bullon (FAO)
SESSION 2: Status and trends in AnI&R/T in Latin America and the Caribbean Chair: Eduardo Fresco Léon (General Secretary, FEPALE)
14:00-14:20 Are animal identification, traceability and performance recording an issue in Latin America? Hernán Rojas (CERES BCA)
14:20-14:40 Advances in traceability in Central American Countries Ever Hernández (OIRSA)
14:40-15:10 Adoption and implementation of animal identification, traceability and performance recording in different commodity chains (beef, dairy, swine, poultry)

Group Discussion

Review past and current projects/programmes conducted in Latin American and Caribbean countries

Output: Recommendations for successful planning and implementation of AnI&R/T compliant with international standards, particularly in low and  medium input production system

Hernán Rojas (CERES BCA)
Tuesday 6 December
SESSION 3: Identification and traceability of live animals – linking animal health and livestock production and breeding to food security Chair: Ademar Silva Junior (vice-president, Confederação Brasileira de Agricultura)
09:00-09:20 Animal identification for traceability and performance recording: FAO’s multipurpose and integrated approach Badi Besbes (FAO)
09:20-09:40 How traceability support animal disease prevention and control? Julio Pinto (FAO)
09:40-10:00 Strategic approach to the development of animal identification and traceability systems: linkages to animal health management and other livestock databases Jorge Lama, (COOPRINSEM)
10:00-10:20 How can traceability systems influence modern animal breeding and farm management? Ole Klejs Hansen (ICAR)
10:20-10:40 Animal Identification and traceability – Interbull’s and Interbeef’s perspectives Joao Durr (Interbull)

Group Discussion

Assess the linkages between existing systems and databases in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Output: The groups are commodity or production system specific. AnI&R/T scheme is designed by each group, and linkages and interoperability between existing databases and applications are discussed,and recommendations are proposed.  

Erik Rehben (Institut de l’Elevage)


Julio Pinto (FAO)

SESSION 4: Identification and traceability of live animals: tools and technology Chair: Uffe Lauritsen (president, ICAR)
14:00-14:20 Current tools and technologies for the identification and traceability Pieter Hogewerf (Wageningen UR Livest. Research)
14:20-14:40 Testing of animal identification devices Kaivo Ilves (ICAR)
14:40-15:00 Information system technology for an integrated animal identification and traceability – the example of the Irish cattle sector Brian Wickham (ICAR)
15:00-15:30 Tea/Coffee break

Group Discussion

Match tools and technologies to the objectives of AnI&R/T and the production system

Define preliminary conditions for large scale use of electronic identification

Output: For each of the AnI&R/T designed in the previous session, the tools and technologies that match the objectives and the production system were defined

Gerardo Caja (UAB)
Wednesday 7 December
SESSION 5: Economics of AIn&R/T Chair: ICAR Secretariat
09:00-09:20 Aspectos económicos y financieros relacionados con la introducción y el mantenimiento de sistemas de IdA&R/T en fincas de pequeños productores ganaderos en América Latina Joaquín Mueller (Argentina)
09:20-09:40 Cost and value of animal identification and traceability along the agrifood supply chain Erik Rehben (Institut de l’Elevage)
09:40-10:00 Economic Analysis of Electronic Identification (EID) of Small Ruminants in Latin America Gerardo Caja (UAB)

Group Discussion

Identify and map across the value chain the major costs of and benefits of establishing AI&R/T system, and how to optimize its economic efficiency in the context of Latin America and the Caribbean

Output: For each of the AI&R/T designed in the previous session, identify and map major costs and benefits and how they are [or could be] distributed across stakeholders

Gabriel Osorio
SESSION 6: Traceability and certification in dairy production systems Chair: Eduardo Schwerter Añazco (Presidente, FEDELECHE)
14:00-14:20 Traceability and quality control of milk: the experience of the Spanish dairy sector Alfonso Perez Quintans (USC)
14:20-14:40 Implementation and validation of traceability control systems in the dairy industry Ricardo Merino (COLUN)
14:40-15:00 Traceability, certification and quality programs for small-holder dairy production systems Manuel Blanco (FEDEGAN)
15:00-15:30 Tea/Coffee break

Panel Discussion

Identify challenges and opportunities to promote traceability and certification adoption in the dairy chain

Ariel Londinsky (FEPALE


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