Program Institutions

At the national level, the Lead Agency for the Programme implementation remains the State Department of Livestock in the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries. MoALF is responsible for the coordination of Programme implementation, supported by a Programme Coordination Unit. The lead agency appoints a desk officer who will act as the interface between the State department of Livestock and the programme.

The National Steering Committee (NSC) chaired by the Principal Secretary of the State Department of Livestock will continue to provide oversight and strategic guidance on Programme implementation. 

The Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) is responsible for the development of operational strategies  and tools for Programme implementation; backup of county implementation teams; financial and administrative management of Programme resources; preparation of AWPBs; mobilisation of implementation partners and oversight of deliverables; contracting of service providers at national level and procurement of services and supplies; set up and management of the M&E database for reporting on activities, outcomes and impact with attention to corrective measures and documenting graduation targets. The PCU also act as a Secretariat to the NSC.

 

The County Department of Livestock Production is the entry point for Programme management at the county level: 

(i) A  County Programme Coordinating Committee (CPCC) chaired by the Governor or his designated representative, will meet quarterly and provide oversight of implementation at County level, approve County-based AWPB and annual progress reports. 

(ii) The County Programme Facilitation Team (CPFT) is led by a County Programme Coordinator who is among the appointed senior staff of the County Department in charge of livestock. 

(iii) The Sub-County Programme Implementation Team (SCPIT), led by the Sub-County Livestock Production Officer (SCPO) will remain responsible for coordinating programme implementation at the sub-county level. 

(iv) Ward Extension workers will continue to provide the following services:

  •  support to dairy farmer organisations to identify their priorities and submit their requests for support;
  •  delivery of extension messages to farmers and their organisations;
  •  support to dairy farmer organisations and communities in organizational management, in identifying their training needs;
  •  supervise  livestock farming activities and collect performance data in the field;
  •  and maintain information on collaboration between service providers and farmers as well as the performance of the service providers.