AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT

Ebo Nketsia Jnr
Head Of Department

The Agriculture Department in the District shall:

  • (a) participate 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) advise 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;
  • (i) facilitate the development of programmes and the establishment of close linkage between the various sub-sectors in the district;
  • (ii) supervise the agricultural extension staff in the field;
  • (iii) co-ordinate the systematic and regular training of frontline staff;
  • (iv) monitor and evaluate projects;
  • (v) promote investment in agriculture by assisting to identify and prepare pre-feasibility reports;
  • (vi) develop proposal writing capacity at the district level;
  • (vii) facilitate capacity building at the district level through training, workshops and other related activities; and
  • (viii) assist to supervise projects planned, designed and implement centrally.