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Animal Health and Industry


The purpose of the department is to promote sustainable livestock development to improve nutritional well-being of Malawians and improved rural livelihoods while guaranteeing the safety of the general public from consumption and utilization of livestock products and by products. Promote sustainable livestock development and protect the general public from zoonotic diseases through the delivery of animal production and veterinary services.


The department has the following functions:

       Animal Movement Control

       Disease surveillance

       Import and export certification

       Provision of quarantine services

       Formulation of veterinary legislation

       Inspectorate services

       Animal breeding development

       Animal multiplication

       Disease diagnosis

       Technical message development

       Monitoring and evaluation of programmes

       Immunization/vaccination (contagious)

       Artificial insemination (distribution)

       Animal Treatment

       Training of farmers trainers

       Marketing livestock, livestock products and livestock by products

       Conservation of genetic pool

       Disease Investigation and Diagnosis

       Drugs and vaccines

       Feeds

       Feed ingredients

       Livestock seed

       Conducting livestock estimates

       Livestock policy formulation and interpretation

       Promotion of animal welfare

       Sourcing animals

       Project proposal formulation

       Planning

       Gender and HIV/AIDS mainstreaming

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….. an environment that is supportive of the highest productivity possible by providing efficient and effective administrative support services.


To have a highly skilled and motivated staff with adequate resources to effectively contribute towards creation of a vibrant Ministry.


 To provide general administrative, procurement, risk management, and office services in attainment of the Ministry’s objectives.

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Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters,

P.O. Box 30134, Lilongwe 3

Phone: +265 (0) 1 788 738

Fax: +265 (0) 1 788 908


Physical Location: Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters Building, Capitol Hill, Lilongwe.

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The purpose of the Administration Department is to provide leadership, directions and coordination of all support services to all core departments of the Ministry, in the process overseeing  all administrative and financial functions of the Ministry, including all affiliate agriculture institutions.


       Policy interpretation and direction to the Ministry and its affiliate institutions

       planning, monitoring and evaluation of organizational performance

       ensure proper deployment of the Ministry’s assets

       Institute checks and balances of the Ministry

       Facilitate procurement of all goods and services

       Ensure proper transport / fleet management

       Ensure proper management and utilization of ICT resources

Organisational Structure

The Department is divided into five units / sections, as below: 

       General Administration

       Internal  Audit

       Procurement

       Transport

       Information Technology (IT)