Kuhusu Wizara

NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY DIVISION

1.1NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY DIVISION

 

Objective

To ensure that food availability at all levels and at all times.

Functions

To develop, monitor, evaluate and review implementation of food aid policy, guidelines and legislation;
To prepare and coordinate National Strategies and Programmes on food security in the Country and monitor its implementation;
To carry out overall monitoring of food crops performance at all stages for early warning on impending food situation;
To prepare and disseminate post-harvest technologies to reduce post-harvest losses and promote food crops utilization; and
To analyse the state of food level and prepare strategies in liaison with PMO and National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA).

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

Crop Monitoring and Early Warning Section; and
Post Harvest Management and Processing Section.

 

1.1.1Crop Monitoring and Early Warning Section

 

This Section will perform the following activities: -

Prepare preliminary and final food crop production forecasts;
Analyse and implement early warning systems;
Provide advice on proper balancing of food levels across the country;
Prepare and disseminate reports on food levels across the country;
Build capacity of RS and LGAs to provide accurate data on early warnings systems;
Analyse and prepare reports on levels of food imports and exports;
Provide advice on farm operations in accordance to weather changes information data; and
Analyse level of food and prepare report in liaison with PMO and the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA).

This Section will be led by an Assistant Director.

 

1.1.2Post Harvest Management and Processing Section

 

This Section will perform the following activities:-

Develop, monitor, review and provide guidelines on food crops handling and backstopping services;
Develop, review and provide guidelines and backstopping services on food storage facilities and structures;
Develop and disseminate technical packages on food crops processing and preservation, and monitor their implementation;
Provide post harvest advisory services on food crops processing;
Provide post harvest advisory services including nutrition based on food crops;
Promote utilization of food crops including drought tolerant crops;
Prepare and disseminate food quality and standards and monitor their implementation;
Build capacity on RS and LGAs on post harvest management and processing; and
Analyse and prepare reports on opportunities for private sector investment in food crops processing.

This Section will be led by an Assistant Director.