Agriculture

VISION:
To be the leading agent of food security, employment creation, income generation, universal water provision and poverty reduction.

MISSION:
To improve the livelihoods of Tharaka Nithi county citizens by promotion of competitive business oriented farming through appropriate policy environment, effective support services and sustainable natural resources management”.

MANDATE:
To provide services and disseminate appropriate technologies and information to farmers and other clients through extension services in collaboration with research institutions and other stakeholders.

  SERVICES RENDERED CLIENT REQUIREMENT USER CHARGES TIMELINES
1 Response to enquiries Formal Free Same day
2 Public complaints Register complaint Free Same day
3 Design of infrastructures Formal request Various 21 days
4 Sample analysis Formal request Analysis fee 14 days
5 Development of farm/enterprise business plans Formal request Free 7 Days
6 Crop and Livestock damage assessment On demand Free 7 Days
7 Pest and disease management On demand Free Same day
8 Early warning on food security On demand Free 30 days
9 Provision of technical extension services On demand free Continuous
10 Surveillance and control of pests and diseases None As prescribed Continuous
11 Issuance of licenses permits certificates and insurance On demand and compliance Various Continuous
12 Inspectorate and public health services Compliance Various Continuous
CONTACT PERSONS

 

David Mutuku Mululu

County Director of Agriculture

Email:cdatharakanithi@yahoo.com

Mobile phone 0722 968 844

 

Lucy Kareithi

County Director of Veterinary Services

Email: cdvstharakanithi@gmail.com

Mobile phone 0722 607 502

 

 

Florence Mwarania

County Director of Livestock Production

Email: cdpltharakanithi@yahoo.com

Mobile phone :0725 343 700

 

Stephen Gichunge

County Director of Fisheries

Email: fishchuka@yahoo.com

Mobile phone 0716 969 221

 

 

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The Division is headed by County Director of Veterinary Services
DR KAREITHI

VISION
To promote and facilitate the achievement of optimal animal health welfare, trade and contribute to public health, food security and poverty alleviation

MISSION
To provide efficient veterinary services for production of safe and high quality animals, animal products and promote trade and industrial growth in a sustainable environment.

MANDATE
All these functions are done in collaboration with other stakeholders.

• Formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of animal health related strategies, policies and legal framework;
• Management, control and eradication of animal diseases and pests including zoonoses, laboratory diagnostic services and disease surveillance;
• Provision and facilitation of extension services in animal health, welfare and production;
• Development of veterinary farms, quarantine stations and supporting infrastructure;
• Development and co-ordination of projects and programs in the animal health sector;
• Information management;
• Regulation, inspection and quality control of inputs, live animals, animal products and by-products.

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
1. To develop appropriate policy and legal environment for service delivery
2. To increase livestock productivity through provision of widely accessible inputs and services to farmers and pastoralists
3. To enhance investment in the livestock sector
4. To increase market access of livestock and livestock products
5. To enhance institutional efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery
6. To enhance food security and safety, generate incomes and create employment for enhanced growth and socio-economic development

CURRENT RANGE OF FUNCTIONS
1. Provision of primary animal health care services by managing diseases
2. Control and eradication of epizootics and notifiable diseases in addition to facilitating and regulating trade in animals and animal products.
3. Control and eradication of vectors such as tsetse and ticks
4. Undertaking disease diagnosis, epidemiological surveys, quality assurance of veterinary inputs and acquiring, testing and adopting new technologies.
5. Undertaking disease surveillance and mapping
6. Provision of animal husbandry and extension services
7. Implementation of national policies, programme and projects
8. Provision of technical reporting to the national and country government
9. Provision of veterinary public health service
10. Disease reporting and livestock movement control
11. Ensuring safety of food of animal origin
12. Regulation and quality assurance of the provision of Artificial Insemination Services
13. Providing veterinary extension services
14. Promotion of value addition and marketing of hides and Skins (leather development)
15. Undertaking human resource development- Staff training
16. Supervision of Breeding/Artificial Insemination Services
17. Formulate, implement, monitor and review livestock policy at the county level
18. Preparation of Annual Workplans and Budget for all veterinary activities