The creation of 'one-stop' house for timeous and effective collection and dissemination of all information and data on Swaziland's Agricultural Development.
It is to ensure household food security and increased sustainable agricultural productivity through the provision of appropriate information dissemination,efficient and effective outreach support of all relevant stakeholders, while providing comprehensive information on agriculture.
The mandate of the section is to procure, process, package and dissaminate information that support the other ministry's departments and sections efforts in ensuring household food security and sustainable agricultural productivity. The section support to the entire ministry include the collection,storage and provision of other rellevent data and information to all other stakeholdres. The mandate include the responsibility of updating and managing agricultural databases with a view to providing timely and reliable statistics/information on food and agriculture for policy formulation, strategic planning, decision making and research purposes.
Operations and programmes
Printing of publications of technical manuals -The section has to procure manuscripts from the agricultural reseachers and National Subject Matter specialist which are processed into written manuals for both extension stuff and farmers.
Production of broadcast radio programmes -The section has to interview farmers about their technical needs and then solicity corresponding answers from technicians to be used in production of broadcast radio programmes.
Provision of libraries services -The section operatea hostof libraries and Reading Centers in the Rural Development Areas(RDA) for both farmers and community dwellers to acquire agriculteral information.
Administration of a website -The section has to post both technical and publicity information on the ministry's webPage on ragular basis.
Provision of general publicity -The section has to attend all ministerial functions to provide public address systems and news coverage that is used for publicity purposes to promote and propagate the ministry's image and activities.
Provision of computer services -The section has to provide repairs to the ministry's host of computer as well as mantain the local area network.
Provision to multi-media agricultural training programmes -The sectionis in the process of producing home vedios (to be packaged as VCDs and DVDs)on agricultural methods demostration to assist operators such as tractor owners on step-by-step ways of mantaining and servicing their machinery and farmers on how to go about(step-by-step)undertaking certain operation such as pruning of fruit trees e.t.c.