Directorate of Reseach, Training and Extension (DRTE) under the Director of Research and Training and extension, is one of the departments under the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries Development. It is mandated to coordinate all livestock and Fisheries research activities in the country and create synergies with other international research and development stakeholders. Further to research and development coordination, the directorate  also coordinate livestock training at NTA 4 to 6 ( Certificate and Diploma) in Livestock Production and Animal Health, Fisheries and some associated tailor made courcesin the field of livestock and fisheries development. The Directorate is also the coordinator of the livestock  extension services that entails information and innovation dissemination to various stakeholders including the farmers at all levels