Hon. Tumwebaze promises a hands-on approach in the Agriculture Sector

Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, the new Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF), has promised to apply a proactive approach through directly engaging farmers on ministry policies. He said this on June 22 after taking office at the ministry headquarters in Entebbe.

“In this term, we will spend more time with the farmers in the fields than in conferences,” he said

Welcome message from the Minister

Welcome to the official website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries which doubles as the National Agricultural Sector Portal for the Republic of Uganda.

Visitors are welcome to explore this communication channel of the Ministry which complements stakeholder engagements, agricultural extension, publications and media features in showcasing work done within the guidance of the Vision of “A Competitive, Profitable and Sustainable Agricultural Sector” and Mission “To Transform Subsistence Farming into Commercial Agriculture.”

Visitors are also welcome to explore the website for more information about the structure, mandate and functions of the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries delivered through four Directorates, Departments and seven semi-autonomous Agencies.

The Ministry recognizes and prioritizes strategic communication and the use of modern online platforms to reach our various audiences. Visitors are therefore welcome to follow the links to our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and YouTube  and subscribe to the Ministry e-newsletter to keep up-to-date with vital information from the Ministry.

The Ministry Offices across the country are also open to the general public during official working hours for any consultation regarding the agricultural sector and related services.

For God and my Country

Hon. Frank Tumwebaze,

Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries

Ministry Vision:

"A competitive, profitable and sustainable agricultural sector"

Ministry Mission

"To transform subsistence farming to commercial agriculture"

Ministry Directorates and Departments

Directorate of Animal Resources (DAR)

Objective: "To support sustainable animal disease and vector control, market oriented animal production, food quality and safety; for improved food security and household income"

Directorate of Crop Resources(DCR)

Objective: "To support sustainable, market oriented crop production, pest and disease control, quality and safety of plants and plant products; for improved food security and household income. "

Directorate of Fisheries Resources (DFR)

Objective: "To support sustainable, market oriented fish production, management, development, control quality and safety of fisheries products; for improved food security and household income."

Directorate of Agricultural Extension Services (DAES)

Mandate: “To promote adoption of appropriate information, knowledge, and technological innovations for commercialization of agriculture.”

Department of Finance and Administration(F&A) 

Objective: "To provide financial, administrative, human resource management, development, information and communication systems and services to enable achievement of sector objectives."

Objective: "To Support the development of agricultural infrastructure, water for agricultural production and mechanisation to enable achievement of sector objectives."

Department of Agricultural Planning and Development (APD)

Objective: Provide technical support to policy formulation, review and planning processes, design and implementation of programs and projects to enable achievement of sector objectives.

Objective: "To support control of crop pests and diseases for improved and sustainable food security and household incomes in Uganda"

 

Ministry Agencies