Agriculture

Agriculture Department

The Agriculture Department in the District :
  • Participate in the 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 the 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 associations 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 agroforestry 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 animal 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
  • Assist to supervise projects planned, designed and implement centrally.
FIELD VISITS EMBARKED BY THE MUNICIPAL COORDINATING DIRECTOR(MCD) AND THE MUNICIPAL AGRIC STAFF.
The MCD, together with the Agric Director and staff visited some Poultry, Vegetable, Cowpea and Rice farmers in the municipality.

This follows a successful interactions with various farmers to see how the demonstration farms are doing. The MCD, took the opportunity to encourage the farmers and field officers to work together in achieving yielded results.               July 01,2021.

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