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Our Mission

To facilitate and support the development of sustainable, diversified and competitive fisheries and livestock sectors that assure food and nutrition security, contribute to job creation and maximise profits and the sectors’s contribution to Gross Domestic Product”

Our Vision

A nation with efficient fisheries and livestock sectors that enhance socio-economic development, national food and nutritional security and increased income by 2030”

Mandate of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock

The Mandate of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock is anchored on Government Gazette Notice No. 183 of 2012. Its portfolio functions include;

  • Animal Health
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture Research
  • Livestock and Veterinary Research
  • Veterinary and Fisheries training
  • Fisheries and Livestock Extension
  • Livestock Identification and Traceability
  • Dairy Industry Development
  • Fisheries and Management Development
  • Livestock Development
  • Tsetse Control and ecology

The Ministry is also responsible for the following statutory Bodies and institutions:

  • Fisheries and Livestock training institutions
  • Dairy Industry Development Board
  • Veterinary Council of Zambia
  • Livestock Development trust

Apart from the portfolio functions, the Ministry is mandated under the law to ensure implementation of the agriculture-related legislation.