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The section is responsible for production, multiplication and distribution of planting materials. The section also works closely with Home Economics section in identifying nutrition importance of these crops and their inclusion in diet and relationship to health.

Responsibilities
• Responsible for coordinating Root and Tuber production program in the department of Agriculture Extension.
• Providing technical backstopping to NGO, CBO, individuals, Extension staff and farmers involved in the production of Roots and Tubers crops in Swaziland.
• Monitoring the dissemination of the Technology in Swaziland.

Services Provided


• Technical support  to farmers involved in Root and Tuber production

• Evaluation and testing of various  cultivars of Root and tuber crops through field demonstrations
• Coordinating and Monitoring of the Root and Tuber production industry in Swaziland 
• Production of Root and Tuber production manuals, fact-sheet and newsletter
• Participate in activities  to lead to the commercialization of the Root and Tuber crop production industry and formation of  Root and tuber crop producers’ associations
• Capacity building of the Root and Tuber producers on business management skills.
• Implementing projects aimed a improving the production and productivity of Root and Tuber production in Swaziland.


 
CONTACT:

Sipho Francis Zungu
Crop Promotion Unit
P.O. Box 501
Manzini

Tel: 25052051

Fax :25053523

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