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Functions

  • Identify policy gaps, collaborate in development and advocacy of the departmental strategy;
  • Provide advisory services on matters related to food crops;
  • Identify and recommend priorities for research in the food crops subsector;
  • Facilitate Research liaison and transfer of food crops technologies;
  • Guide, advice and build capacity of stakeholders on best practices on all aspects of food crops promotion and production in consultation with County governments;
  • Collect and collate data, maintain a database of food crops production;
  • Prepare growers and other stakeholders for compliance of standards and traceability system in preparation for quality audits of food crops produce/products;
  • Mediate disputes arising between growers and other players in the industry;
  • Vet and witness contracts entered into between growers and other players in the industry before they are executed.