Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries has its fundamental goal and purpose of conserving, protecting and managing agricultural, livestock, and fisheries resources for socio-economic development. The aim of the ministry is to improve the living standards of people by ensuring maintainance of agricultural livestock and fisheries resources. The ministry was created following the merge of the three ministries of agriculture,livestock development and marketing, and fisheries in 2013.

Functions of the the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries

The main functions of the ministry include:

  • Formulation, implementation and monitoring of agricultural legislations, regulations and policies
  • Supporting agricultural research and promoting technology delivery
  • Facilitating and representing agricultural state corporations in the government
  • Development, implementation and coordination of programmes in the agricultural sector
  • Regulating and quality control of inputs, produce and products from the agricultural sector
  • Management and control of pests and diseases
  • Collecting, maintaining and managing information on agricultural sector‏

Strategic objectives of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries

The Strategic Objectives for the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries are:

  • To create an enabling environment for Agricultural development
  • To increase productivity and outputs in agricultural sector
  • To enhance national food security
  • To improve market access and trade
  • To strengthen Institutional capacity

 

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries

State Department of Fisheries Kenya

The State Department for Fisheries and the Blue Economy was created following the Executive Order No. 1/2016 under the Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries.

State Department of Fisheries Kenya directorates and research institution

The State Department of Fisheries comprises of four directorates and one research institution, namely;

  1. Administration
  2. Aquaculture Development
  3. Resources Development and Marketing
  4. Policy Research and Regulations
  5. Research Institution

The Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) is a semi-autonomous research institution under the State Department of Fisheries, mandated to undertake research in marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies for sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources.

Mandate of the State Department of Fisheries Kenya

The State Department of Fisheries is mandated to facilitate the exploration, exploitation, utilization, management, development and conservation of fisheries resources as well as aquaculture development and to undertake research in marine and fresh water fisheries.

Main functions of the State Department for Fisheries Kenya

The functions of the State Department for Fisheries and the Blue Economy includes:-

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  • Fisheries Policy
  • Fishing licensing
  • Development of Fisheries
  • Fisheries marketing
  • Fish quality assurance
  • Development of policy framework for Kenya’s Maritime Blue Economy
  • Development of Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework for the Blue Economy
  • Enhancement of Technical Cooperation
  • Maritime Spatial Planning and integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • Protection and Regulation of Maritime Ecosystems
  • Protection of Fisheries EEZ
  • Overall policy for Exploitation of Agro Based Marine Resources
  • Development of fishing Ports and associated Infrastructure
  • Capacity building for sustainable exploitation of Agro-Based Marine Resources
  • Promotion of Sustainable Use of Food based Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Promotion of Kenya as a centre for Agro-Based Blue Economy

The State Department Of Livestock Kenya

The mandate of the State Department Of Livestock is to promote, regulate and facilitate livestock production for socio-economic development and industrialization.

Institutions under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

  • Agriculture,Fisheries and Livestock Authority
  • Agricultural Development Corporation
  • Agricultural Information Resource Centre
  • Agro-Chemical and Food Company
  • Bukura Agricultural College
  • Central Agricultural Board
  • Chemelil Sugar Company
  • Coconut Development Authority
  • Coffee Development Fund
  • Coffee Board of Kenya
  • Coffee Research Foundation
  • Cotton Development Authority
  • Horticultural Crops Development Authority
  • Kenya Agricultural Research Institute
  • Kenya Animal Genetics Resource Centre
  • Kenya Dairy Board
  • Kenya Farmers Association
  • Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute
  • Kenya Meat Commission
  • Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service
  • Kenya Seed Company
  • Kenya Sisal Board
  • Kenya Sugar Board
  • Kenya Sugar Research Foundation
  • Kenya Veterinary Vaccine Production Centres
  • Miwani Sugar Factory
  • Muhoroni Sugar Factory
  • Mumias Sugar Company
  • National Bio-Safety Authority
  • National Cereals and Produce Board
  • National Irrigation Board
  • Nyayo Tea Zones Development Corporation
  • Nzoia Sugar Company
  • Pest Control Products Board
  • Pyrethrum Board of Kenya
  • South Nyanza Sugar Company
  • Tea Board of Kenya
  • Tea Research Foundation

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Cabinet Secretary: Felix Kiptarrus Kosgey

Principal Secretaries:Sicily Kariuki (Agriculture),Khadija Kassachoon (Ministry Of Livestock)

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Contacts

The Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries
Physical Address: Cathedral Road,Nairobi
Postal Address: P. O. Box 34188-00100 Kenya
E-mail: info@kilimo.go.ke
Telephone: +254-20-2718870
Website: www.kilimo.go.ke

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