MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, LIVESTOCK, FISHERIES & CROP MANAGEMENT.

Livestock Subsector

  • Inadequate staff;
  • Inadequate transport services;
  • Inadequate office accommodation:
  • Frequent outbreak of animal diseases;

Agriculture subsector

  • Inadequate budgetary allocation;
  • Reduced effectiveness of extension services;
  • Inadequacy of extension services;
  • Low adoption of modern technology;
  • High cost and increased alteration of key inputs;
  • Limited capital investment and access to affordable credit;
  • Pre and post-harvest crop losses;
  • Low storage and processing capacity;
  • Lack of value addition;
  • Low and declining soil fertility;
  • Inappropriate legal and regulatory framework on agricultural research;
  • Inadequate infrastructure facilities i.e. office space, vehicles and equipment;
  • Inadequate farmer technical knowhow;
  • Over reliance on maize;
  • Unreliable weather patterns.

Fisheries Development Sub Sector

  • Land fragmentation;
  • Non availability of financial resources;
  • Climate change;
  • Limited transport to reach farmers;
  • Soil degradation;
  • High prices of farm inputs;
  • Poor infrastructure.

Cooperative Development Sub Sector

  • Lack of transparency in management of cooperatives;
  • Dormant cooperative societies;
  • Inadequate market intelligence and market research
  • Limited budgetary allocation
  • Low and declining soil fertility
  • Inadequate extension services
  • Erratic weather patterns
  • Poor access to the markets
  • Inadequate processing and storage facilities
  • Low aquaculture development
  • Limited access to credit
  • Low value addition
  • Poor management of cooperatives
  • Inadequate market intelligence

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