The department of Agriculture, Pastoral Economy and Fisheries is a key
contributor to food security in Turkana County. The Ministry core mandates
revolve around provision of sustainable development and management of
Agriculture, livestock and fisheries resources for food security and
socio-economic development, improved livelihood resilience and food &
nutrition security through sustainable infrastructure and increased.
In the quest to ensuring a food secure county, the
government has invested much in flagship projects in respective directorates.
These projects include; Veterinary Laboratory, Napeililim holding ground, Kerio
Breeding Centre and Agricultural Training Centre.
In addition to flagship projects, the Ministry has
worked hard to make sure extension services are provided to farmers,
pastoralists, Agro-pastoralists and fisher folk in a very convenient and prompt
manner. This has been enhanced through decentralization of vet drugs and
supplementary livestock feeds to established cold chains/drug stores and feeds
store at the sub-county level as well as use of e-surveillance system to track
To improve market access and trade for livestock
keepers and other market players,the Livestock Production directed has
strategically established Sale yard in key migratory areas.
To be the leading agent towards the achievement of
food security for all, employment creation and income generation and poverty
reduction in Turkana County
To facilitate sustainable development and
management of Agriculture, livestock and fisheries resources for food security
and socio-economic development and improved livelihood resilience, food and
nutrition security through sustainable infrastructure and increased production.
1. To safeguard human and animal health and improve livestock trade
2. To Improve livestock production and
3. To improve fisheries production and
4. To Improve Irrigation , Land Reclamation and