About Agricultural Land and Climate Change Management Services (ALCMS)

Mandate

The mandate of the Department is as follows:

  • inventory and assessment of agricultural land resources so as to put them into optimal use and monitor changes in their potential for agriculture;
  • Identification and rehabilitation of degraded agricultural lands affected by drought, desertification encroachment, soil erosion, flood and climate change; and prevent the spread of these natural phenomena to other areas through effective protective measures; and
  • Training of intermediate manpower needs for the national land resources sub-sector
  • Building of national adaptive capacity and resilience in agriculture to support the agricultural sector.

Structure

The Department is structured as follows:

  1. Soil Fertility Management Unit
  2. National Soil Testing & Laboratory Management
  3. Land Use Planning &CCMS
  4. Soil Survey and Land Evaluation
  5. Integrated Soil and Water Management