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Functions

The Ministry’s functions are derived from the constitution of the republic of Uganda; the Local Governments Act, (1997), and the Public Service reform Programme (PSRP). As a result of the reforms, the role of Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries  is to create an enabling environment in the Agricultural Sector by performing the following functions:

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Enhancing crop production and productivity, in a sustainable and environmentally safe manner, for improved food and nutrition security, employment, widened export base and improved incomes of the farmers;
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Key Functions

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  1. Formulate, review and implement national policies, plans, strategies, regulations and standards and enforce laws, regulations and standards along the value chain of crops, livestock and fisheries;
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  3. Control and manage epidemics and disasters, and support the control of sporadic and endemic diseases, pests and vectors;
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  5. Regulate the use of agricultural chemicals, veterinary drugs, biological, planting and stocking materials as well as other inputs;
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  7. Support the development of infrastructure and use of water for agricultural production along livestock, crop and fisheries value chains;
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  9. Establish sustainable systems to collect, process, maintain and disseminate agricultural statistics and information;
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  11. Support provision of planting and stocking materials and other inputs to increase production and commercialization of agriculture for food security and household income;
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  13. Develop public infrastructure to support production, quality / safety assurance and value-addition along the livestock, crop and fisheries commodity chains;
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  15. Monitor, inspect, evaluate and harmonize activities in the agricultural sector including local governments;
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  17. Strengthen human and institutional capacity and mobilize financial and technical resources for delivery of agricultural services;
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  19. Develop and promote collaborative mechanisms nationally, regionally and internationally on issues pertaining to the sector;
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In addition to the above major functions, MAAIF has the following eight Agencies that will be responsible for the following delegated functions:-

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Key Outputs
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  1. National policies, strategies, plans, regulations and standards formulated, reviewed and implemented; laws, regulations and standards along the value chain of crops, livestock and fisheries enforced;
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  3. Epidemics/disasters, sporadic and endemic diseases, pests and vectors controlled and managed;
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  5. Use of agricultural chemicals, veterinary drugs, biological, planting and stocking materials as well as other inputs regulated;
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  7. Infrastructure and use of water for agricultural production along livestock, crop and fisheries value chains developed and supported;
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  9. Sustainable systems to collect, process, maintain and disseminate agricultural statistics established;
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  11. Provision of planting and stocking materials and other inputs to increase production and commercialization of agriculture for food security and household income supported;
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  13. Infrastructure to support production, quality/ safety assurance and value-addition along the livestock, crop and fisheries commodity chains developed;
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  15. Activities in the agricultural sector including local governments monitored, inspected, evaluated and harmonized;
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  17. Human and institutional capacity strengthened and financial and technical resources for delivery of agricultural services mobilized;
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  19. National, regional and international collaborative mechanisms on issues pertaining to the sector developed and promoted ;
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  21. The eight semi autonomous bodies are responsible for the outputs related to the key functions delegated to them. 
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