Human Resource Development (HRD) Division was established under the Post Constitutional Restructuring of the Ministry in 1998 with the mandate to spearhead staff development in the sector. The purpose of the Division is to direct and coordinate the development of the human resource development for the whole agricultural sector.
Formulate, review and implement HRM/D Policies, standards, plans and strategies for the Agricultural Sector;
Facilitate recruitment and deployment of project staff;
Administer welfare, remuneration and benefits of staff;
Provide guidance to technical departments on implementing human resource development and management activities for staff;
Coordinate assessment of Human Resource Development needs for the agricultural sector;
Organize training and other human resource development programmes/interventions for agricultural sector personnel and other stakeholders (including local governments) as may be required in conjunction with the technical departments of the Ministry;
Monitor, evaluate and inspect agricultural training and human resource development interventions activities of the agricultural sector;
Provide guidance on the development and review of curricula for the agricultural training colleges and other institutions offering agricultural education or training;
Provide guidance to PS and Top Managers on personnel matters;
Interpret and disseminate regulations concerning personnel including standing orders and other staff regulations provided and issued by MoPS;
Facilitate and manage staff performance appraisal and results oriented management;
Maintain and periodically up to date personnel and other records
The division works in close collaboration with all the Directorates, Departments, Programmes, Projects and Semi-autonomous bodies of the Ministry in the performance of its functions enumerated above.