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Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture is responsible for the pivotal role of providing agriculture extension services in order to promote adoption of improved farming technology for farmers to achieve high production, productivity, maintain and improve the agriculture resource base. This is a critical department in the ministry and coordinates all the agricultural activities

The department is mandated to:

  1. Disseminating technical and other information to the farming community;
  2. Providing technical services in irrigation, farm power, mechanization and land husbandry;
  3. Providing technical information and extension services in crop production, horticultural production, nutrition, crop protection and soil fertility

Operational branches:

  1. Technical Service Branch (TSB)
  2. Agricultural Advisory Service Branch (AASB)
  3. Crops Production Branch (CPB)