Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority ( ADFCA) has been nominated for this year's World Summit on the Information Societies (WSIS) Award with its Animal Identification & Registration System successfully passing the first two phases of the competition far ahead of projects by many other global, regional and local organizations in the race.
The Animal Identification & Registration System which was launched in 2010 is considered one of the notable projects of ADFCA which contributed substantially in escalating the status of livestock sector in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. It introduced multiple benefits for the animal sector in the emirate by providing a clear and accurate vision to different animal types and their spatial distribution which strengthened the process to develop adequate policies and plans in addition to assisting the government in managing various livestock support programs.
The Animal Identification& Registration system defined the necessary requirements to support Animal Wealth Sector to become more organized and structured than any other sectors by establishing a central data base to provide better planning as it would strongly assist in elevating ADFCA livestock services to a higher professional standard.
In this regard, Mohammed Jalal Al Rayssi, Director of Communication & Community Service Division at ADFCA said: "The successful entry of ADFCA to the final stage of WSIS awards points to the importance and efficacy of the Animal Identification & Registration System which brought an unusual turnaround in the sector that took it to a key position in the food safety domain"
"We at ADFCA, are keen to explore all kind of possibilities in the Information Technology to provide easier services to our customers. Having already made a good track record, ADFCA is now able to compete with global organizations in this area, which is a clear indication that ADFCA marches towards its vision- to become a globally recognized organization in the field of agriculture and food safety", he added
Al Rayssi said the third phase of the award, which will determine the winner finally, is based on an online voting from general public. He urged the public to vote in favor of ADFCA by clicking the link www.wsis.org/prizes ,before 1st of May this year.
It is noteworthy that the Animal Identification & Registration system of ADFCA has already won a number of global recognitions and awards including GCC e-Government Award-2013 in the best pioneer initiative category and Middle East Public Relation Association (MEPRA) award 2011 in government corporate communication.