Animal Resources

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.

The directorate of Animal Resources is currently composed of three departments namely:-

  1. Animal Production and Marketing
  2. Livestock Health and Entomology
  3. Veterinary Legislation and Enforcement

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.

The specific objectives are:

  • 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.
  • Monitoring, inspection, evaluation and harmonization of National programs and projects in the animal sub Sector supported.
  • Resources and assistance for the animal sub Sector mobilized.
  • Human and institutional capacity for delivery of services in the animal sub Sector strengthened.
  • 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.

Key Functions

  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;
  2. Coordinate the monitoring, inspection, evaluation and harmonization of national programs and projects in the sub sector;
  3. Advocate and mobilize resources and assistance for the sub sector;
  4. Provide technical guidance for human and institutional capacity enhancement for delivery of services in the sub sector;
  5. Establish and promote collaborative mechanisms nationally, regionally and internationally on issues pertaining to the sub sector;
  6. 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

  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;
  2. Monitoring, inspection, evaluation and harmonization of national programs and projects in the sub sector coordinated;
  3. Resources and assistance for the sub sector advocated for and mobilized;
  4. Technical guidance for human and institutional capacity enhancement for delivery of services in the sub sector provided;
  5. National, regional and international collaborative mechanisms on issues pertaining to the sub sector established and promoted;
  6. 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.

Development Projects

  • Livestock Disease Control
  • Avian and Human Influenza Preparedness and Response
  • Increase Mukene for Human Consumption
  • Support to Fisheries Mechanization and weed control