Animal Health and Livestock Research Division

Livestock Research Section


To have 80% to 100% of pork and poultry meat consumed to be produced locally as soon as possible.


To provide advice and technical support to farmers to enhance national livestock production for Seychelles to become a self-sufficient country.


To work in close collaboration with the stakeholders concerns to legalize maximum of the livestock applications. Work closely with all legal farmers to produce on a commercial level as high as possible and in accordance with the rules and regulations.

Services offered by the "livestock research section"

  • Do Livestock Production Committee visit to new applicants for livestock business

    After receiving the applicant’s application, organise visit along with the other stakeholders concerns to analyse if the land is suitable for livestock development.

  • Do follow- up of the Livestock Production Committee reports from the stakeholders.

    Send emails and do follow up for the stakeholder’s report. Help the farmer with the appeal application if necessary. Write letter on whether the application has been approved or not to the farmer and copy all party’s concerns for official use.

  • Issue livestock permit to farmers that their business application has been approved

    After the applicant receive their approval letter then a livestock permit is given to facilitate the applicant in all its necessities in regards to the business. Permit can be temporary cancelled if for example bio-security rules are not being followed. Monitoring of the farm is done to be able to re-issue the permit.

  • Give feed subsidy

    Assess the farms and keep updating the Farmers List to receive subsidy. Send the list to all feed companies to facilitate the farmers when buying the feed.

  • Sell breeding pigs to legal Pig farmers

    After the selection of pigs is done at the Pig Genetic Centre Farmers that have put their request to are contacted to buy pigs to do reproduction on their farms.

  • Do Artificial Insemination to farms

    Collect semen from male pigs at the Pig Genetic Centre, transport it to pig farms to administered it in female pigs to the farms that have made the request.

  • Routine field visits

    Organize and do routine visit to all livestock farms in the country on a quarterly basis to collect data, do monitoring of the production, check bio-security status and advice the farmer.

  • Livestock registration

    Help in the process of farmer’s registration. Produce the routine visit report and fill the registration form to facilitate the procedure.

  • Quarterly reporting of livestock performance in general

    Collect and compile local data to see our progress and where things can be improved in the livestock sector. Comparison are also made between local meat data and imported meat data, for decision to be taken towards self-sufficiency.

  • Scientific, Guidelines and general information for farmers

    Ensure that the all farmers are aware of the guidelines before starting a livestock business. All research work result is passed on to the farmers through workshops. Information are also given at time by radio, television or through articles published in the Nation newspaper. Student studying agriculture also benefit from the information.

  • Complaint visit along with Public Health

    After receiving the complaint, organize visit to the location with Public Health and other stakeholders to assess the situation and take decision.

  • Do initial report for livestock loan application and monitor the farm development.

    Organize visit to the applicant farm to fill loan forms. After disbursement of loan monitor the implementation of the loan on the farm.

  • Assess Abattoir performance for subsidy procedures

    Be at the abattoir to monitor slaughtering. Collect the data to do paper work and input in computer for the subsidy disbursement to the party’s concerns.

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