Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement

MISSION

To promote and sustain a viable, appropriately mechanised agriculture sector in a changing climate.

OVERALL FUNCTIONS

Formulate, review and implement viable agricultural policies;
Develop strategies to ensure food self-sufficiency and security as well as for export;
Develop strategies to rebuild the national herd and dairy herd;
Design strategies and guidelines for the implementation of enterprise or industry specific policy objectives through the various technical departments and other major players in the agricultural sector;
Analyse, assess, monitor and evaluate the impact of the national agricultural and climate policies;
Provide agricultural engineering, mechanisation and irrigation services to the agricultural sector;
Identify and develop effective markets and marketing systems for agricultural products;
Coordinate and mainstream implementation of regional and International treaties, protocols, agreements and standards into our national laws;
Develop, implement and monitor policies on water, climate, weather and seismic issues and legislation for sustainable development;
Provide leadership in the advocacy and awareness of water, climate, weather and seismic issues;
Facilitate and coordinate capacity development in the areas of water, climate, weather and seismology; and
Participate in the development and implementation of SADC and other regional and international organisations’ water resources management frameworks.