About Rural Development

Mandate

The mandate of the Department of Rural Development (DRD) is to redress generation of the neglected of rural communities in the country in the following ways:

  • mobilize and empower the rural populace to create wealth through increased agriculture, industrial and other productive activities;
  • promote the expansion of the production base of the rural economy through the creation and expansion of agricultural enterprises;
  • provide rural support services needed to bring about increased production of goods and services and raise rural production in general; and
  • improve the productivity of human resources in the rural communities; develop the rural area and raise the quality of life of the rural dwellers.

Structure

The Department is structured as following

  1. Rural Infrastructure Division
  2. Rural Mobilization Division
  3. Non-Farm Employment Support Division
  4. Rural Finance Division

Policy & Databank Unit