There are 170 District Directorates and are categorized under their various regions.
Their objectives are:
- To manage and co-ordinate the District Department of Food and Agriculture within the District Assembly;
- To ensure the development and effective implementation of the district agricultural programs.
Their responsibilities include:
- Oversee the preparation of the District Agricultural Development Plan and its incorporation into overall District Assembly Plan;
- Prepare District Annual Agricultural Work Programs and Budget for submission to the District Assembly with copy to the Regional Director of Food and Agriculture;
- Manage and co-ordinate the day to day activities of the District Food and Agricultural Department, financial, human and material resources;
- Ensure that scheduled training programs are implemented and technical backstopping provided;
- Design and implement, in collaboration with the Regional Director of Food and Agriculture, a staff development program for all categories of staff in the District;
- Facilitate liaison between Department of Food and Agriculture and stakeholders on programs related to the development of agriculture in the District;
- Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of agricultural programs in the districts;
- Prepare and submit timely reports – monthly, quarterly, annual and special situation to the District Co-coordinating Director, copied to RDFA
- Collaborate with the Regional Food and Agricultural Department for the preparation and production of technical leaflets;
- Ensure collection and collation and analysis of data in the district;
- Facilitate the development and promotion of agribusiness in the district;
- Establish relevant demonstrations, field days, and farmer fora in the districts;
- Ensure achievement of targeted demonstrations;
- Advise the District Assembly on matters related to agriculture in the district; and
- Ensure food safety in the District.