The Agriculture Department in the District:

(a) Participates in provision of extension services in the areas of natural resources management, and rural infrastructural and small scale irrigation in the District;

(b) Assist in the formulation and implementation of agricultural policy for the  District Assembly within the framework of national policies;

(c) Submit report on the implementation of policies and programmes to the District Assembly;

(d) Advice the District Assembly on matters related to agricultural development in the District;

(e) Promote extension services to farmers;

(f) Assist and participate in on-farm adaptive research;

(g) Lead the collection of data for analysis on cost effective farming enterprises;

(h) Participate in the education and enforcement of legislation on fisheries;

(i) Promote the formation of viable fishermen associations and assist in fish farming;

(j) Promote soil and water conservation measures by the appropriate agricultural technology;

(k) Disseminate and adopt improved soil and water conservation methods;

(l) Promote agro-forestry development to reduce the incidence of bush fires;

(m) Promote an effective and integrated water management;

(n) Assist and facilitate sustained pasture and forage production and act as out grower to farmers;

(0) Assist development of animal health services infrastructure;

(p) Facilitate the development, operation and maintenance of livestock water supplies;

(q) Assist in developing forage production, ranges and farmlands;

(r) Encourage improvement in livestock breeds;

(s) Assist in developing early warning systems on animals diseases;

(t) Facilitate and encourage vaccination and immunization of livestock and control of animal diseases;

(u) Advise and encourage crop development through nursery propagation;

(v) Assist in the development, rehabilitation and maintenance of small scale irrigation schemes;

(w) Facilitate the assessment of the economic, financial and environmental viability of providing canals;

(x) Assist the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of fish landing sites;

(y) 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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