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    To be a centre of excellence in animal sciences


    To advance and promote knowledge, skills, innovation, self-reliance and sound character in animal science for sustainable livestock production and utilisation,improved income, food security and nutrition; conservation and management of animal biodiversity, environment and natural resources through teaching, learning and training, research, outreach and consultancy in response to national and international needs


    • To produce high quality, creative and practically oriented graduates
    • To conduct basic, applied and adaptive system oriented research that would lead to developing and publicizing new adapted and sustainable technologies
    • To train field personnel in various livestock disciplines, modern methods of livestock production through short courses
    • To enhance direct contact with farmers and promote livestock production through participatory outreach approaches.
    • To participate in providing practical solutions to problems in the animal industry
    • To contribute to sustainable management and utilization of farm animal genetic resources in Malawi and the SADC region.

    Department Activities

    • Teaching undergraduate and graduate students: The courses are practical oriented and this is enhanced by a well equipped students’ farm.
    • Research and outreach activities: There are vast research and outreach activities that are ongoing in the department. These include, USAID Trilateral project at LUANAR and surrounding communities; community goat breeding project (USAID CBBP) project in Lilongwe, Mzuzu & Nsanje Districts; LUANAR/SRUC dairy diploma project, AGROSCOPE dairy project in Lilongwe and Chiladzulu districts; APPSA dairy project in Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Blantyre ADDs; CABMACC Dairy Project in Dedza..
    • Dairy learning centre, goat and poultry promotion programs: The programs promote production of dairy cattle, goats and poultry.
    • Production of various breeds of farm animals: Species include goats, pigs, rabbits, and poultry. Breeding stock, meat and other products from these animals are available for sale.
    • Short courses: Standard and customized short courses in various areas of animal science are available throughout the year. Offered within the standard curriculum and special stakeholders requests. Farmers, Trainers of Trainers (ToT), Agricultural Extension Officers (Government, Private and NGO), Entrepreneurs and Processors are welcome to apply.

    Dr. Liveness Banda

    Head of Department

    Dr. Andrew Safalaoh

    Deputy Head

    Miss. Melina Chapotera


    Mr. Jacob Mandaliza

    Office Assistant