The Agriculture Department in the Municipal:

(a) participates in the provision of extension services in the areas of natural resources management, and rural infrastructural and small-scale irrigation in the Municipal;

(b) assist in the formulation and implementation of agricultural policy for the Municipal Assembly within the framework of national policies;

(c) submit report on the implementation of policies and programmes to the Municipal Assembly;

(d) advise the Municipal Assembly on matters related to agricultural development in the Municipal;

(e) promote extension services to farmers;

(f) assist and participate in on-farm adaptive research;

(g) lead the collection of data for analysis on cost effective farming enterprises;

(h) participate in the education and enforcement of legislation on fisheries;

(i) promote the formation of viable fishermen associations and assist in fish farming;

(j) promote soil and water conservation measures by the appropriate agricultural technology;

(k) disseminate and adopt improved soil and water conservation methods;

(l) promote agro-forestry development to reduce the incidence of bush fires;

(m) promote an effective and integrated water management;

(n) assist and facilitate sustained pasture and forage production and act as out grower to farmers;

(0) assist development of animal health services infrastructure;

(p) facilitate the development, operation and maintenance of livestock water supplies;

(q) assist in developing forage production, ranges and farmlands;

(r) encourage improvement in livestock breeds;

(s) assist in developing early warning systems on animals diseases;

(t) facilitate and encourage vaccination and immunization of livestock and control of animal diseases;

(u) advise and encourage crop development through nursery propagation;

(v) assist in the development, rehabilitation and maintenance of small scale irrigation schemes;

(w) facilitate the assessment of the economic, financial and environmental viability of providing canals;

(x) assist the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of fish landing sites;

(y) promote agro-processing and storage; facilitate the development of programmes and the establishment of close linkage between the various sub-sectors in the Municipal; 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; and assist to supervise projects planned, designed and implement centrally.