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Livestock Sector

Mandate

To promote, regulate and facilitate livestock production for socio-economic development and industrialization.

 Functions:

  1. Formulation of county policies and programmes and implementation of specific national policies, programmes and agreements; Fourth Schedule Part 2(1); Fourth Schedule Part 2(10); Fourth Schedule Part 2 (8)
  2. Enforce national standards and promote development of county livestock production standards in line with national guidelines. Fourth Schedule Part 2(1)
  3. Develop disaster preparedness, management and mitigation strategies in livestock production in the county; Fourth Schedule Part 2(12)
  4. Provide extension services in animal husbandry, value addition and community mobilization for livestock development; Fourth Schedule Part 2(1); Fourth Schedule Part 2(14)
  5. Collaborate and liaise with mandated research centres and set county research agenda; Article 35, Fourth Schedule Part 2 (1).
  6. Develop and implement relevant guidelines on animal and forage genetic resource, improvement and conservation Fourth Schedule Part 2(1)
  7. Collect and manage livestock production data and information. Article 35, Fourth Schedule Part 2 (1).
  8. Enforce national and county legislation on land use planning for Livestock Production.  Fourth Schedule Part 2 (10).
  9. Develop and promote sustainable use of natural resources (including rehabilitation of range lands) for livestock development.  Fourth Schedule Part 2 (10).
  10. Promote commercially oriented livestock production, value addition and marketing Article 35 Fourth Schedule Part 2 (1); Fourth Schedule Part 2 (7).
  11. Inspect feeding and nutritional value and quality of animal feedstuffs. Article 46 (Delegated from National level)
  12. Implement regional and international agreements. Fourth Schedule Part 2(1); Fourth Schedule Part 2(10);
  13. Monitoring and evaluation of livestock production based programmes and projects. Fourth Schedule Part 2(1); Fourth Schedule Part 2(8);
  14. Promotion of good livestock production practices Fourth Schedule Part 2(1);
  15. Promotion of livestock organic farming and certification Fourth Schedule Part 2(1); Article          69.
  16. Building capacity of staff in the sub-counties and wards. Fourth Schedule Part 2(14);
  17. Livestock identification, registration and performance evaluation. Fourth Schedule Part 2

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