1. About the Ministry

    The State Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Animal Resources and Fisheries is one of the government’ institutions in Tambura State, it was established in 2017 upon the creation of the State, it is mandated to lead the development of the agriculture sector in the state and to ensure implementation of the government policies, strategies and programs, in collaboration and coordination with agriculture stakeholders at all government levels.

  2. The Objectives

    As such this strategic work plan resembles the Image and motto of Tambura state government with slogan of peace, unity and development. As it is clearly indicated through this work plan as follows:

    1. To support production and market activities, particularly in the most affected areas. Conflict over natural resources use will be mitigated through the promotion of agricultural development.

    2. To increase household cash income, increasing their asset base and hence resilience for transition into the economic growth and livelihood improvement.

    3. To support small commercial farmers in the transition from subsistence to commercial farming with the aim of increasing the supply and demand of agricultural goods.

    4. To increase value added to agricultural outputs, establish non-agricultural manufacturing and service sector businesses and the shift of labour from the rural to urban sector due to industrialization of the agriculture sector.

    5. To support small commercial farmers in the transition from subsistence to commercial farming with the aim of increasing the supply and demand of agricultural goods.

    6. To enhance agriculture service delivery capacity and mobilize financial resources for implementation of projects, An accountable and trusted public financial management system, legal and regulatory frameworks must be in place.

  3. Project/Programs

    1. Aquaculture development for food security and livelihood diversification: To promote appropriate techniques of fish farming for rural areas and to enhance extension services delivery.

    2. IDPs and returnees resettlement project: To support the resettlement of the target returnees and IDPs and to facilitate their integration into host communities through provision of technical and input support for farming, In addition the project aims to improve the livelihood nutrition status of the target returnees and IDPs and host communities by producing more food crops.

    3. Improved forest management for sustainable use: To facilitate forest plantation and replantation of harvested forest, to improve forestry extension services and to improve the capacity of forestry department in the state ministry for effective monitoring and evaluation.

    4. Livestock slaughtering facilities improvement and management: To construct at least 3 livestock slaughtering facilities, provide training to facilities staff on proper methods for slaughter, most efficient way to break down livestock carcasses, maintain high sanitary standards, and pest way to dispose waste. Provide training to government veterinarians and sanitation inspectors on carcass disease identification, sanitation protocols, and quality/yield grading system.

    5. Poultry production, processing extension project: To strengthen the capacity of target community on modern poultry husbandry practices, generate income and generate income and improve food security in the communities of Tambura Payam and enhance farmers’ access to quality and highly improved breeds of chicken/poultry. Implementation of this project will also enhance availability of quality poultry meat in the market and will encourage local poultry farmers to start commercial poultry production.

    6. Semi intensive poultry farming project to support resilience livelihood: To produce enough poultry meat and table eggs at affordable price for the consumers in counties capitals and other urban areas.

    7. Strengthen of extension service delivery: To enhance the capacity of both agriculture extension officers and selected farmers as community based extension workers to improve farming skills among subsistent farmers.

Hon. Anna Felix Baigo

Overall Goal

The main function of the ministry is to transform traditional farming system to modern through application of appropriate technologies and access to credits services and marketing without compromising the sustainability of natural resource and environment aiming at: Sustainable food and nutrition security, poverty reduction and the economic growth in the state and the country at large.