Design and implementation of an electronic mobile poultry production documentation system

Farag Sallabi, Moustafa Fadel, Ahmed Hussein, Ahmad Jaffar, Hazem El Khatib

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    Documentation is a major component of any traceability system where traceability is defined in the ISO Regulation 8402:1994 as the ability to trace the history, application and location of what is under consideration. Traceability systems are record keeping systems designed to track the flow of product or product attributes through the production process or supply chain. All international supply chains are forced to comply with traceability requirements. In this paper, we develop and implement an end-to-end mobile application prototype that traces the poultry production. This application consists of front-end and back-end systems. At the front-end, the worker uses a GPRS enabled handheld device (cell phone, PDA, etc.) to capture information on poultry operations collected at a remote chicken farm and transmit it to a back-end server in the main office. Through customized application the back-end server analyses all information received from the front-end and based on a built-in business process and business rules, intelligently updates various stakeholders of any breach of bio-security measures that requires immediate attention. The proposed system administrators can also access this application via Internet for management decision making. The back-end system consists of web server, defined business application logic and database server.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)28-37
    Number of pages10
    JournalComputers and Electronics in Agriculture
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011


    • Agriculture
    • Handheld device
    • Internet
    • Mobile computing
    • Poultry
    • Traceability

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Forestry
    • Agronomy and Crop Science
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Horticulture


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