Agriculture Department

The Agriculture Department in the District shall:

  • participate in provision of extension services in the areas of natural resources management, and rural infrastructural and small scale irrigation in the district;
  • assist in the formulation and implementation of agricultural policy for the District Assembly within the framework of national policies;
  • submit report on the implementation of policies and programmes to the District Assembly;
  • advise the District Assembly on matters related to agricultural development in the district;
  • promote extension services to farmers;
  • assist and participate in on-farm adaptive research;
  • lead the collection of data for analysis on cost effective farming enterprises;
  • participate in the education and enforcement of legislation on fisheries;
  • promote the formation of viable fishermen association and assist in fish farming;
  • promote soil and water conservation measures by the appropriate agricultural technology;
  • disseminate and adopt improved soil and water conservation methods;
  • promote agro-forestry development to reduce the incidence of bush fires;
  • promote an efficient and integrated water management;
  • assist and facilitate sustained pasture and forage production and act as out grower to farmers;
  • assist development of animal health services infrastructure;
  • facilitate the development, operation and maintenance of livestock water supplies;
  • assist in developing forage production, ranges and farmlands;
  • encourage improvement in livestock breeds;
  • assist in developing early warning systems on animals diseases;
  • facilitate and encourage vaccination and immunization of livestock and control of animal diseases;
  • advise and encourage crop development through nursery propagation;
  • assist in the development, rehabilitation and maintenance of small scale irrigation schemes;
  • facilitate the assessment of the economic, financial and environmental viability of providing canals;
  • assist the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of fish landing sites;
  • promote agro-processing and storage;
  • facilitate the development of programmes and the establishment of close linkage between the various sub-sectors in the district;
  • supervise the agricultural extension staff in the field;
  • co-ordinate the systematic and regular training of frontline staff;
  • monitor and evaluate projects;
  • promote investment in agriculture by assisting to identify and prepare pre-feasibility reports;
  • develop proposal writing capacity at the district level;
  • facilitate capacity building at the district level through training, workshops and other related activities; and
  • assist to supervise projects planned, designed and implement centrally.

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