AGRICULTURE, COOPERATIVE, FISHERIES AND LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

MANDATE OF THE COMMITTEE

The committee will oversight on:

Agriculture:

  • Formulation, implementation and monitoring of agricultural legislations, regulations and policies in Embu County.
  • Monitor and promote standards including good Agricultural practices
  • Provision of agricultural extension services
  • Promote value addition and farming agribusiness in Embu County
  • Supporting agricultural technology development and dissemination.
  • Development, implementation and co-ordination of agricultural programmes in the County
  • Regulating and quality control of inputs, produce and products from the Agriculture
  • Management and control of pests and diseases in crops
  • Promote management and conservation of the natural resource base
  • Collecting, maintaining and managing information on agriculture in the County
  • Training of farmers through ATC Embu
  • Agricultural Mechanization services
  • Mainstreaming cross cutting issues and climate change mitigation and adoption in Agriculture

Veterinary:

  • Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of Anima1 health related policies, Strategies, and Legal Framework.
  • Management, control and eradication of animal diseases and pests including zoo noses in collaboration with other stakeholders.
  • Laboratory diagnostic services and disease surveillance
  • Provision and facilitation of extension services in animal health, welfare and production.
  • Development and co-ordination of projects and programs in anima1 health sect
  • Information management for the animal health
  • Veterinary regulatory management and quality control of inputs, livestock,

Livestock products and byproducts.

  • Veterinary Public
  • Management and conservation of the animal genetic resource base and biodiversity.
  • Promote the development of livestock and livestock product based industries for rural development.

Livestock production

  • Formulate County livestock policies and programmes and implement specific national policies, programmes and agreements
  • Promote livestock production including emerging livestock species
  • Provide advisory services in animal husbandry and community mobilization for livestock development
  • collaborate and liaise with mandated research centres and set County livestock production research agendas
  • Develop and implement relevant guidelines on animal and forage genetic resource Conservation
  • Manage livestock production information in the County
  • Enforce national standards and promote development of County livestock production Standards
  • Develop disaster preparedness, management and mitigation strategies in livestock production in the County
  • Enforce County legislation on land use for livestock production and promote sustainable use of natural resources for livestock development
  • Promote commercially oriented livestock production and value addition in the County
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation of livestock production based programs and projects
  • Livestock identification, registration and performance evaluation
  • Mainstreaming climate change and adaptation strategies in livestock production.
  • Mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues (gender, HIV I AIDS, drugs and substance abuse) in livestock production

Fisheries:

  • Providing an enabling environment for the development of the fisheries in the County
  • Promoting sustainable utilization of inland and aqua-capture fisheries
  • Enhancing aquaculture production
  • Enhancing fish safety, quality assurance, value addition and marketing
  • Improving service delivery

The  committee has produced the following reports:

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Hon. Elizabeth Ndeleve Kibai Chairperson
Hon. Martin Kimani Mwangi V/Chairperson
Hon. Agnes Wanjiru Gakungugu Member
Hon Benard Nyaga Kandia Member
Hon John Gichovi Gatumu Member
Hon. Patrick Njeru Mukavi Member
Hon. Sicily Warue Mbugi Member