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Directorate of Animal Resources

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Objectives of the Directorate

Support sustainable animal disease and vector control, market oriented animal production, food quality and safety; for improved food security and household income.

Key Functions

  • 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.
  • Coordinate the monitoring, inspection, evaluation and harmonization of national programs and projects in the sub sector.
  • Advocate and mobilize resources and assistance for the sub sector.
  • Provide technical guidance for human and institutional capacity enhancement for delivery of services in the sub sector.
  • Establish and promote collaborative mechanisms nationally, regionally and internationally on issues pertaining to the sub sector.
  • 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.

Key Outputs

  • 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.
  • Monitoring, inspection, evaluation and harmonization of national programs and projects in the sub sector coordinated.
  • Resources and assistance for the sub sector advocated for and mobilized.
  • Technical guidance for human and institutional capacity enhancement for delivery of services in the sub sector provided.
  • National, regional and international collaborative mechanisms on issues pertaining to the sub sector established and promoted.
  • 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.

Departments in the Directorate of Animal Resources

Department of Animal Production

Department of Animal Health

Department of Entomology