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Animal Resources

Director Animal Resources: Dr. Nicholas Kauta

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Currently the Animal Resource sub sector is managed under a joint directorate arrangement combining Livestock and Fisheries. MAAIF proposes that this arrangement be altered so that the Livestock sub sector is managed separately as a directorate of Animal Resources.
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The directorate of Animal Resources is currently composed of three departments namely:-
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  1. Animal Production and Marketing
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  3. Livestock Health and Entomology
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  5. Veterinary Legislation and Enforcement
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Objectives of the Directorate
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Support sustainable animal disease and vector control, market oriented animal production, food quality and safety; for improved food security and household income.
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The specific objectives are:
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  • Provide technical guidance for formulation and implementation of Policies, plans and Strategies in the areas of animal production and marketing, animal health and veterinary Regulation and Inspection and enforcement.
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  • Monitoring, inspection, evaluation and harmonization of National programs and projects in the animal sub Sector supported.
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  • Resources and assistance for the animal sub Sector mobilized.
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  • Human and institutional capacity for delivery of services in the animal sub Sector strengthened.
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  • Linkages and collaboration nationally within and with other Sectors as well as regionally and interNationally on issues pertaining the animal sub Sector strengthened and supported.
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Key Functions
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  1. Provide technical guidance for formulation, review and implementation of policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies in the areas of animal production, animal health, veterinary regulation, inspection and enforcement;
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  3. Coordinate the monitoring, inspection, evaluation and harmonization of national programs and projects in the sub sector;
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  5. Advocate and mobilize resources and assistance for the sub sector;
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  7. Provide technical guidance for human and institutional capacity enhancement for delivery of services in the sub sector;
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  9. Establish and promote collaborative mechanisms nationally, regionally and internationally on issues pertaining to the sub sector;
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  11. Provide guidance on the generation, dissemination and application of appropriate technologies and the provision of advisory services for the development of value chains in the sub sector.
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Key Outputs
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  1. Technical guidance for formulation, review and implementation of policies, legislation, standards, plans and strategies in the areas of animal production, animal health and veterinary regulation and inspection and enforcement provided;
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  3. Monitoring, inspection, evaluation and harmonization of national programs and projects in the sub sector coordinated;
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  5. Resources and assistance for the sub sector advocated for and mobilized;
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  7. Technical guidance for human and institutional capacity enhancement for delivery of services in the sub sector provided;
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  9. National, regional and international collaborative mechanisms on issues pertaining to the sub sector established and promoted;
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  11. Guidance on the generation/dissemination and application of appropriate technologies and the provision of advisory services for the development of value chains in the sub sector provided.
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Development Projects
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