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Livestock Development

OVERVIEW

The Department of Livestock Development (DLD) is mandated to provide technical guidance and to carrying out statutory functions to achieve sustainable development in the livestock sector. Accordingly upgrading, multiplying and maintaining a healthy animal population in the country, providing technical support, inputs and quality assurance of animal products and feed are the main functions implemented by different units of DLD in collaboration with our Provincial and District staff and other main stakeholders. Per se, the department facilitates for increased production and productivity improvements in the sector and thereby to achieve sector goals identified in the National Development Plan.

VISION

To have a livestock sub-sector that is efficient, productive and sustainable, assures food security and increases household income.

MISSION

Provide technical guidance and support to achieve sustainable development in the livestock sector by enhanced production, productivity, value addition and market access ensuring food safety and contributing to food security

OBJECTIVE

To promote increased and sustainable livestock production, productivity and management in order to ensure food security, income generation, the creation of employment opportunities and a reduction in poverty levels.

PROGRAMMES

  • Stocking & restocking of Livestock
  • Extension provision
  • Matching Grants
  • Promotion of community Pasture field establishment

PROJECTS

  • APMEP
  • LDHAP
  • E-SLIP
  • E-SAP
  • I. – CZECH REPUBLIC
  • MILK IMPROVEMENT – NEWZEALAND GOVT

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

There are three Livestock Research Stations namely Mochipapa, Batoka, and Misamfu. Various types of Research works are ongoing in these stations.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

  • Director: Benson Mwenya
  • Deputy Director:  Christine Yamba Yamba
  • Chief Livestock Products Officer: Chibwe Kaoma
  • Chief Livestock Production Officer: Vincent Simoongwe
  • Chief Livestock Research Officer: Young Vibetti
  • Principal Livestock Production Officer: Andrew M Chongwe
  • Principal Livestock Research Officer: Danny Munsanje
  • Principal Livestock Production Officer: Daniel Chonde
  • Senior Livestock Products Officer:  Andela Kangwa
  • Senior Livestock Production Officer: Ellison Musimuko

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE – PROVINCE

  • Provincial Livestock Production Officer
  • Senior Livestock Production Officer
  • Livestock Production Officer
  • Livestock Technician
  • Livestock Assistant

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE – DISTRICT

  • Livestock Production Officer
  • Livestock Technician
  • Livestock Assistant

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Livestock Infrastructure location and distribution
  • Livestock Breeding Centres
  • Livestock Service Centres
  • Artificial Insemination Centre
  • Milk Collection Centres

Information on Livestock Numbers

  • Cattle
  • Sheep and Goats
  • Pigs
  • Broilers
  • Layers
  • village Chickens

Technical Services and Support to farmers

For further information contact:

Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock
Department of Livestock Development
Tel: +260 – 211 251379
Fax: +260 – 211 251379
P.O. Box 50197
15100 Ridgeway
Lusaka – Zambia