Animal Health and Livestock Development


A nation that is self-sufficient in safe locally produced livestock and livestock products.


A sustainable livestock development to improve economic and nutritional well-being of Malawians and rural livelihood while guaranteeing the safety of the general public from consumption and utilization of livestock, livestock products and by-products.


To contribute towards improved households and national food security,poverty reduction and economic growth through sustainable livestock development.


To promote sustainable livestock development and protect the general public from zoonotic diseases through the delivery of animal production and veterinary services.

Demand driven livestock services delivery
  • Pluralism of service delivery
  • Privatisation of some livestock services
  • Cost recovery and cost sharing
  • Participatory approach and community empowerment.
The Department provides the following services:
  • Regulatory
  • Inspection
  • Extension and training
  • Provision of veterinary investigations, diagnostics and research
  • Provision of human resource and administration

Connect with Us

  • Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters,
  • P.O. Box 30134, Lilongwe 3
  • Phone: +265 (0) 1 788 738
  • Fax: +265 (0) 1 788 908
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  • Physical Location: Ministry of Agriculture Headquarters Building, Capital Hill, Lilongwe.