Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

 Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is a Government Ministry charged with creating an enabling environment in the Agricultural Sector.

It is commonly known as Ministry of Agriculture and carries out its role by enhancing crop production, improving food and nutrition security, widening export base and improved incomes of the farmers.

The Ministry is the overseer of the Agricultural sector where it  formulates, reviews and implement national policies, plans, strategies, regulations and standards and enforce laws, regulations and standards along the value chain of crops, livestock and fisheries.

The Ministry of Agriculture has Directorates which include Animal Resources, Crop Resources, and Departments for Planning, Finance and Administration.
The Ministry has specialized unites and agencies to works and these are  National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS),  National Animal Genetic Resource Centre and Data Bank (NAGRC&DB) , Coordinating Office for the Control of Trypanosomiasis in Uganda (COCTU), Diary Development Authority (DDA) , Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) and Cotton Development Organization (CDO). 

Mandate
Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries is mandated to:
•    Formulate, review and implement national policies, plans, strategies, regulations and standards and enforce laws, regulations and standards along the value chain of crops, livestock and fisheries;
•    Control and manage epidemics and disasters, and support the control of sporadic and endemic diseases, pests and vectors;
•    Regulate the use of agricultural chemicals, veterinary drugs, biological, planting and stocking materials as well as other inputs;
•    Support the development of infrastructure and use of water for agricultural production along livestock, crop and fisheries value chains;
•    Establish sustainable systems to collect, process, maintain and disseminate agricultural statistics and information;
•    Support provision of planting and stocking materials and other inputs to increase production and commercialization of agriculture for food security and household income;
•    Develop public infrastructure to support production, quality / safety assurance and value-addition along the livestock, crop and fisheries commodity chains;
•    Monitor, inspect, evaluate and harmonize activities in the agricultural sector including local governments;
•    Strengthen human and institutional capacity and mobilize financial and technical resources for delivery of agricultural services;
•    Develop and promote collaborative mechanisms nationally, regionally and internationally on issues pertaining to the sector;

 Leadership:
Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries Hon Tress Bucyanayandi is charged to provide political leadership to this Ministry.

Basic Contacts: 

Plot 5, Kyadondo Road
Block A, Legacy Towers,
NAKASERO
 
P.O. Box 34518
Kampala, Uganda
EAST AFRICA
 
Fax; 256 414 255183
 
General Email: ps@agriculture.go.ug