Kuhusu Wizara

AGRICULTURAL LAND USE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT DIVISION

AGRICULTURAL LAND USE PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT DIVISION

 

Objective

To provide expertise on agricultural land use planning and management.

Functions

To facilitate RS and LGAs in the preparation of strategies and guidelines of agricultural land use planning;
To build capacity of RS and LGAs in agricultural land use planning and management;
To plan, demarcate and ensure proper utilization of agricultural land; and
To enforce agricultural land legislations.

This Division will be led by a Director and will have two (2) Sections as follows: -

Agricultural Land Use Planning Section; and
Agricultural Land Use Management Section.

 

1.1.1Agricultural Land Use Planning Section

This Section will perform the following activities: -

Produce agricultural land use management plans and maps for Districts and National levels;
Identify, demarcate and maintain agricultural land data bank;
Facilitate acquisition of legal ownership of agricultural land/ farms;
Undertake survey and demarcation of agricultural land and advice accordingly;
Disseminate to RS and LGAs relevant technological packages for agricultural land use planning;
Procure and disseminate to RS and LGAs relevant on-farm soil and water management technologies on soil erosion control and on-farm rain water harvesting;
Establish, operate and maintain a National Data Bank for agricultural land use planning; and
Promote information sharing and exchange on sustainable land use planning.

This Section will be led by an Assistant Director.

1.1.2Agricultural Land Use Management Section

This Section will perform the following activities: -

Develop, monitor, evaluate and review policies and strategies to address issues of sustainability land use planning and management;
Prepare agricultural land/soil suitability/capability classification and disseminate to users and monitor their implementation;
Develop and disseminate guidelines for agricultural land use management and monitor their implementation;
Provide inputs during preparation of laws to prevent farming activities in highly eroded agricultural land and monitor their implementation;
Undertake land evaluation for use and management planning;
Prepare relevant land use management packages for Districts;
Design and disseminate to RS and LGAs relevant on-farm soil fertility and agro-forestry management packages;
Monitor environmental degradation on cultivated lands and prepare report; and
Develop guidelines to protect catchments of irrigated land to support irrigation initiatives countrywide.