Organizational Structure

The National Livestock Program  is composed of hardworking men and women dedicated to giving their extra time and efforts for the continuous delivery of the organization’s mandate. From the top management down to the last line, each contributes to the realization of its goals, vision, and mission. 

At the DA-Central, a National Livestock Program Office is established to coordinate with the Regional Operations (See Diagram 1). These units have the following functions:

Administrative Unit

The Administrative unit of NLP is responsible for the tracking of official documents and records; procurement of office supplies; providing logistical support; and providing support to personnel relating to disbursement and collection, inventory, and property.

Operational Planning and Monitoring Unit

The Operational and Planning Unit formulates medium and long-term plans, and the corresponding public investment program, addressing food security, poverty alleviation, social equity and income enhancement concerns. Monitors and evaluates the implemented medium and annual plans and programs and other concerns of the other livestock agencies. Also spearheads the annual plan and budget preparation together with the regional operations unit.

Regional Operations Unit

The Regional Operations Unit is responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of Regional Field Offices up to the implementation of Program Activities and Project (PAPs). Also, serves as a unit in monitoring and validation of the Program Activities and Project (PAPs) and its beneficiaries.

Strategic Communication Unit

The Strategic Communication Unit is one of the vital units of NLP. Its main function is to excellently communicate quality, truthful and accurate information to the livestock farmers and its stakeholders through the delivery of effective IEC materials.

Livestock Data Analytics Group

The Livestock Data Analytics Group (LDAG) operates under the Operational Planning and Monitoring Unit. It mainly provides statistical support in the forecast of supply, demand, and prices of livestock and poultry products. The unit is also responsible in maintaining the database of forecasting models for meat prices, local meat production, meat import arrivals, cold storage inventories, yellow corn production and prices, Philippine population, and household financial consumption expenditure, among others. The LDAG communicates information on the supply and demand situation as well as analyzes data as inputs to the preparation of price and volume situations. The unit also provides assistance in the design and conduct of market studies and/or impact assessments designed to better understand consumer behavior on meat products.