Kuhusu Wizara

Agricultural Mechanisation Division

Objective
To provide expertise in mechanization of agricultural production in the country

Functions

  • To facilitate modernization of farm machinery including use of alternate power sources and conservation tillage equipment
  • To promote agro-processing machines and renewable energy technologies
  • To build capacity of RS and LGAs in profitable mechanization and agro-processing technologies
  • The Division will be led by a Director and will comprise two sections as follows:-
  • Farm Machinery and Implements Section
  • Agro-processing and Renewable Energy Section

Farm Machinery and Implements Section

The Section will perform the following activities:-

  • Initiate formulation, implementation and review of policy, strategies and programmes on agricultural mechanization
  • Set  and monitor standards and guidelines for agricultural machinery
  • Provide effective information on the national demand, availability and distribution of farm implements, machinery and equipment
  • Provide advisory services on appropriate farm machinery and multi operational use of machinery
  • Promote and encourage agro-mechanization and modernization of farm machinery
  • Promote alternate power sources such as power tillers, rice trans-planters, harvesters and other machinery for smallholder farming
  • Facilitate up scaling of conservation tillage technologies to improve agricultural productivity
  • Encourage participation of private investors in agro mechanization including supply of conservation tillage implements
  • Develop data bank for agricultural machinery
    Advise on the creation of enabling environment to acquire modern agro-mechanization technologies

The Section will be led by an Assistant Director.

Agro-processing and Renewable Energy Section

The Section will perform the following activities:-

  • Develop strategies and programmes to increase adoption of agro-processing machines and renewable energy technologies
  • Provide advisory services on crop processing and renewable energy technologies in collaboration with other related institutions
  • Develop guidelines on crop processing machines and renewable energy technologies and provide technical back stopping
  • Build capacity of RS and LGAs on crop processing machines and renewable energy technologies
  • Promote exploitation of renewable energy technologies in agriculture
  • Provide advisory services and facilitate dissemination of appropriate farm structures
  • Encourage private sector participation in increasing accessibility and availability of crop processing machines and renewable energy technologies
  • Facilitate dissemination and commercialization of new agro processing machines and renewable energy technologies from R & D institutions
  • Provide information on areas and opportunities for private investment in crop processing

The Section will be led by an Assistant Director.