SOUTH EASTERN KENYA UNIVERSITY
SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND VETERINARY
DEPARTMENT OF DRYLAND AGRICULTURE
A REPORT ON THE 8 WEEKS INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT AT THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND IRRIGATION
STATE DEPARTMENT OF CROPS DEVELOPMENT
CLIMATE CHANGE UNIT
FROM 2ND MAY TO 29TH JUNE
SUBMITTED BY: KEBASO DAMACLINE KWAMBOKA
REG.NO: A407/0815/2015

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Contents Page No.

Chapter1: INTRODUCTION
Background information………………………………………………………………1
1.1.1 Ministry’s mission………………………………………………………………………..1
1.1.2 Ministry’s vision…………………………………………………………………………..1
1.1.3 Ministry’s core value……………………………………………………………………1
1.1.4 Ministry’s core functions……………………………………………………………..1
1.2 Location/physical environment and brief history of the organization………………………………………………………………………………………..2
1.3 Objectives of the establishment/organizational……………………………2
1.4 Expectations from the attachment…………………………………………………3
Chapter 2: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS
2.1 Organizational structure…………………………………………………………..4
2.2 The various departments/units in the establishment and their functions………………………………………………………………………………………………5
2.2.1 Irrigation department functions………………………………………………5
2.2.2 Livestock department functions…………………………………………………6
2.2.3 Crop development department functions……………………………………6
2.2.4 Research department functions…………………………………………………..7
2.2.5 Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy department………….7
Chapter3: REPORT ON ACTUAL WORK CARRIED OUT; CLEARLY STATING EXPERIENCES GAINED

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1Background information
The ministry of agriculture and irrigation (MOA&I) is a newly established ministry from the ministry of agriculture, livestock and fisheries (MOAL&F), which was initially created following the merge of the three ministries of agriculture, livestock development and marketing, and fisheries in 2013.

1.1.1 Ministry’s mission
The ministry’s mission is to improve the livelihood of Kenyans and ensure food security through creation of an enabling environment ensuring sustainable natural resource management.

1.1.2 Ministry’s vision
Its vision is also to create a secure and wealthy nation anchored by an innovative, commercially oriented and competitive agricultural sector.

1.1.3 Ministry’s core value
The ministry also has its core value which include;
Integrity
Professionalism
Efficiency and Responsiveness
Partnerships
Gender equity
1.1.4 Ministry’s core functions
Also the ministry has its core functions which are;
Formulation, implementation and monitoring of agricultural legislation, regulation and policies.

Supporting agricultural Research and promoting Technology delivery.

Facilitating and representing agricultural state cooporations in the government.

Development, implementation and coordination of programmes in the agriculture sector.

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Regulating and quality control of inputs, produce and products from the agricultural sector.
Management and control of pests and diseases.

Collecting maintaining and managing information on agricultural sector
1.2 Location/physical environment and brief history of the organization
The ministry of agriculture and irrigation is located in Nairobi, Kilimo House along Cathedral road. It is a government ministry of Kenya. The MOA;I was established from the ministry of agriculture, livestock and fisheries
The ministry’s consent is to create an enabling environment for sustainable development and management of Crops and Livestock to ensure the country achieves 100% food and Nutrition security by 2022 as one of the pillars of the big 4 Agenda of the National government.

The ministry comprises of four departments namely; Crops, livestock, Irrigation and research. The Climate Change unit is under the state department for Crop Development.

1.3 Objectives of the establishment/organizational
The ministry of agriculture and irrigation (MOA&I) has the following objectives;
To create an enabling environment for Agricultural development.

To increase productivity and outputs in agricultural sector.

To enhance national food security.

To improve market access and trade.

To strengthen Institutional capacity.

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1.4 Expectations from the attachment
To provide an opportunity for students to discover, learn about, and familiarise with industry of their discipline, and with organizations within the industry. Students will acquire interpersonal skills through meeting with professionals in their field of study.

To provide an opportunity for students to observe real-life practices and implementation of theoretical lessons and principles. Students will acquire practical skills and experience working on projects and alongside industry experts.

To provide the opportunity for the industry to identify potential employees from among the industrial trainees and to feedback comments on the programme. Students will benefit from coursework tailored to meet training expectations of the industry.

To ensure coursework and training programmes satisfy the expectations of the industry, and ensure the programmes are relevant and up to date.

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CHAPTER 2: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS
2.1 Organizational structure
The ministry of agriculture and irrigation has the following organizational structure as demonstrated in the diagram below.

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2.2 The various departments/units in the establishment and their functions
The Ministry comprises of five state departments namely:
Irrigation department
Livestock department
Crops department
Research department
Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy department
2.2.1 Irrigation department functions
The mandate of irrigation department is;
Monitoring and evaluation of irrigation sub-sector performance.

Undertake regulatory functions for the sub-sector including conflict resolution mechanisms to deal with irrigation disputes.

Support in building the capacity of irrigation water users Associations in collaboration with the counties and other stakeholders.

Establish a national Irrigation and Drainage Management Information System.

Resource mobilization and financing of the sub-sector.

Capacity building coordinates technology and research development for sub-sector.

Oversight and coordination to irrigation sub-sector entities and agencies.

Formulate and review national irrigation policy and strategy in collaboration with the County Governments and other relevant stakeholders.

Collaborate the liaise with other agencies involved in irrigation development at local, regional and international levels.

In consultation with the county governments, develop a national irrigation master plan, investment plan and respective strategic plans.

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2.2.2 Livestock department functions
Livestock policy management
Development of livestock industry
Veterinary services and disease control
Range development and management
Livestock marketing
Promotion of dairy industry
Livestock insurance policy
Livestock branding
Promotion of bee keeping
Promotion of tannery industry
2.2.3 Crop development department functions
National agricultural policy and management
National food policy
Agricultural crops development, regulation and promotion
Agriculture financing
Phytosanitary services and international standards compliance
Agricultural farmers training
Agricultural training colleges
Agricultural land resources inventory and management
Agricultural mechanization policy management
Policy on land consolidation for agricultural benefit
Agricultural insurance policy
Agricultural extension
Services standards
Capacity building policy for agricultural staff.

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2.2.4 Research department functions
Crop research and development
Agriculture seed research and development
Livestock research and development
Tsetse fly and tryposonomiasis research and control
Fisheries research
Crop genetic research
Animal genetic research
Biosafety management
2.2.5 Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy department
Fisheries policy
Fisheries marketing policy
Fishing licensing
Development of fisheries
Fish quality assurance
Co-ordination of development of policy, legal, regulatory and institutional framework for the fisheries industry and the blue economy
Enhancement of technical cooperation with partner states
Co-ordinating maritime spatial planning and integrated coastal zone management
Protection and regulation of maritime ecosystems
Management and licensing of local and foreign fishing trawlers in Kenya waters.

Overall policy for exploitation of agro-based maritime resources
Policy on development of fishing ports and associated infrastructure
Capacity building for sustainable exploitation of agro-based maritime resources
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CHAPTER3: REPORT ON ACTUAL WORK CARRIED OUT; CLEARLY STATING EXPERIENCES GAINED
The following were the duties I was assigned to do at the climate change unit (CCU).

Attending various meetings like; The EBAFOSA meeting, Roots and Tubers meeting on potato production and also the cereal and pulses meeting. Communication skills
Carrying out research, I was given a chance to carry out a research about EBAFOSA both in Africa and in Kenya and also I did a research on conservation agriculture. Efficiently completing tasks
I also did printing and scanning of office documents like; office letters.
Taking down minutes of the various meetings I attended. Organizational skills and professional awareness
Data entry, I was given a task of preparing a flow chart of events on the Roadmap to agricultural mechanization bill, May, 2018 using Microsoft PowerPoint and I also prepared slides foe presentation about the Climate Change Unit functions.

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CHAPTER 4: SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATION
Summary of attachment activities
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4.2 Problems encountered
Finance- during the period of searching the place to be attached, it requires money as sometimes you have to travel to deliver your attachment requests. This leads to too much spending as the financing is very limited.

Also, during the training there is neither provision to pay attachees nor any drafted allowances, packages allowed so as to lease the expenses during the training period and thus catering for the daily expenses becomes a burden.

Lack of enough work.

Lack of enough computers in my unit of working.

There is no proper orientation carried out thus adopting to the training environment was difficult.
Suggestions for improvement of the organization
Students coming for industrial attachment at the ministry of agriculture and irrigation should be oriented properly to help them have enough knowledge about the working environment.

The MOA&I should facilitate students for doing their industrial attachment as it can be seen how well and importance it is as the students lack enough funds to facilitate their upkeep during the attachment period.

There should be extra working machines (computers) in the Climate Change Unit so that the attached students should carry out the assigned work comfortably and efficiently within the specified time.

Also there should be enough work
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