The Livestock Training Agency (LITA) is an Executive Agency established on 1st September 2011 under Executive Agency Act No. 30 of 1997 and its Amendments Cap 245 of year 2007.
LITA carries the functions which were performed by Directorate of Research, Training and Extension under by then the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development.
LITA is mandated to conduct Livestock training, production applied research and consultancy services in the areas of Animal Health and Production. Currently, LITA is managing eight (8) outpost Campuses namely Tengeru, Mpwapwa, Morogoro, Madaba, Buhuri, Temeke, Mabuki and Kikulula with capacity of 2,600 students per year. In order to perform its mandated functions the Chief Executive Officer is assisted by the three Directors and two heads of Units; Director of production, Director of Business support, Director of Training, Research and Consultancy, Head of Internal unit and Head of Procurement management Unit.
LITA campuses offer long courses at certificate (NTA level 4&5) and Diploma (NTA level 5&6) levels.
Courses offered are: Diploma in Animal Health and Production, Diploma in Veterinary Laboratory Technology , Diploma in Range Management and Tsetse control, Certificate in Animal Health and Production and Certificate in Veterinary Laboratory Technology. In addition various farmers tailor made courses are offered on demand.
The main objectives of LITA are as follows:
i. Enrollment of trainees for long animal health and production training programs Increased;
ii. Productivity of Agency farms improved;
iii. Applied research and consultancy services conducted
iv. Infrastructure to provide services improved
v. Financial management improved
vi. Human resources management strengthened; and
vii. Crosscutting issues (HIV/AIDS, gender, diversity, good governance and
LITA Campuses are strategically located in different Agro ecological zones which are easily accessible and give an opportunity for the Agency to capture customers in a wide range.
The Agency is also responsible in providing consultancy services and applied research in Animal Health and Production. Moreover LITA is involved in Production of livestock, Livestock products and crops e.g. beef, diary poultry, fish, ducks, pigs, sheep, and goats. Furthermore LITA produces Agricultural crop products like pasture, maize, sunflower, horticultural products and other tree products.
With motivated management team, staff and dedicated students LITA had transformed its Campuses to a positive change. At the moment LITA has made work and study environment ascertained by both staff and students.
I welcome all Livestock health and production stakeholders to visit our extensive website to learn more about Livestock Training Agency.
Dr Kejeri A. Gillah
Ag. Chief Executive Officer
The contribution of livestock sector to the National economy cannot be overemphasized. To make the sector vibrant, the Government among other efforts has been conducting training of extension officers, farmers and other stakeholders through its six Livestock Training Institutes (LITIs) namely, Mpwapwa, Morogoro, Tengeru, Madaba, Temeke and Buhuri. However, these Institutes could not perform efficiently and effectively due to a number of challenges including; inadequate human resource, low retention of staff, unmotivated staff, infrastructure, inadequate teaching facilities and financial resource. This called for a deliberate initiative by the Government to strengthen these Institutes.
As a way of addressing the above challenges, the Government through the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development decided to establish Livestock Training Agency (LITA). The Agency has been formed by merging the six Livestock Training Institutes (LITIs) which is in line with the Executive Agencies Act Cap 245 (R.E. 2009) by expanding and improving the scope and mandates of the institutes. The Agency aims at improving performance in provision of quality training, production, applied research and consultancy services in areas of animal health and production.