BAITS

The Botswana Animal Information and Traceability System (BAITS) was originally intended to address the European Union (EU) market requirements for beef cuts traceability

Features of BAITS

FIRST PHASE
  • The Botswana Animal Information and Traceability System (BAITS) was originally intended to address the European Union (EU) market requirements for beef cuts traceability.
  • The system was formerly known as Livestock Identification and Trace-back System (LITS).
  • With evolution, the system has grown to address animal and public health concerns arising out of both EU and Botswana requirements.
  • BAITS has had two major phases being the 2001 to 2010 and the 2011 to 2015. The first phase was the initial development to meet the EU market requirements, while the second phase was aimed at enhancing famer access to the system.
SECOND PHASE
  • The enhancements contained in the second phase of the project were intended to centralize, manage and organise farmer related transactions as well as establish communication between the farmer and DVS.
  • Another aspect of the second phase was to provide for traceability of multi species (as opposed to cattle only in the first phase) in the system.
  • Consult IT (Pty) Ltd has been awarded the contracts for all the second and third phase enhancements; effective 10th October 2015 to 09th October 2018.
THIRD PHASE
  • During the third phase, the Ministry found it important to change the architecture of the system to cater for better movement control and enhance the usability of the location alignment.
  • This was in line with the recent Ministerial revision of rules allowing all famers access to all markets on an equal basis.
  • This revision of the rules had not been provided for under the existing architecture of the system.
DOCUMENT DELETION WORKFLOW
  • Full control on the type of records being deleted.
  • No worry of important records gets erased accidentally. All deletion requests are required to be justified, authenticated and sent for approval before it gets deleted.