The list of policy issues previously identified for Tanzania but they are yet to be refined, analyzed and prioritized:

a)Certification of para-vet practitioners is overly restricted by regulations

a)Certification of artificial insemination (AI) technicians is too restricted (by the Veterinary Surgeons Act) for efficient delivery of services
b)The regulator of breeding services is also an active practitioner. What is the optimal public-private-partnership (PPP) for delivery of breeding services?
c)Animal registration, recording and evaluation are administered by too many bodies
d)Animal registration, performance recording and genetic evaluation are administered solely by a government agency with inadequate capacity to deliver on the service. What is the optimal PPP for this?
e)Animal Breeding Bill needs to be submitted to Attorney General
f)Brucellosis needs to be made a notifiable disease so testing and control are made mandatory and publicly funded
g)There is no information system capturing livestock identification, registration, recording for breeding improvement and traceability

a) Compounded feed standards are variable and are based on recommendation of cattle with high genetic composition. Related technical question is how to develop recommendations that take into account genetic potential of cattle
b) Feed quality is variable in spite of the standards i.e. poor enforcement of standards and lack of stakeholders participation
c) Sourcing and importation of forage seeds are heavily controlled by the government thus restricting free flow
d)Training and certification of small scale forage seed producers are currently restricted
e) Certification of small scale compounded feed producers who are currently considered illegal (this restricts opportunities to grow markets and improve quality)

a)Lack of stakeholder controlled small-scale dairy traders’ and business providers’ associations to contribute to empowerment of their members

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