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Responsible for promoting rational land use and the development of agricultural land and water resources, particularly on Swazi Nation Land (SNL).The department is composed of the following sections: Land Development, Land Use Planning and Irrigation Development.

The major responsibilities of the Department are as follows:

  • Carry out soil surveys in order to come up with soil maps and accompanying reports that characterize the various soil types occurring in the survey area;
  • Produce Land Capability Maps in order to show different categories of Land Capability classes from prime arable land through marginal to non-arable land;
  • Develop land use plans covering resettlement plans, crops and forestry land suitability plans.
  • Determine irrigation potential of areas.
  • Carryout engineering designs for farm roads, small earth dams and diversion weirs for small-scale irrigation development.
  • Promote Soil Conservation practices on both arable land and rangelands to ensure sustainability in land utilization.
  • Rehabilitation of degraded lands.
  • Construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of rural infrastructure such as feeder roads, low level bridges, water diversion structures and canals for irrigation.
  • Construction and rehabilitation of earth dams and their downstream development

Services Provided

The Land Use Planning and Development section provides the following services:


SENIOR LAND PLANNING OFFICER: MR. DUMISANI MNGOMEZULU

Postal Address:

P.O. Box 162
Mbabane
Swaziland
Telephone Number: (268) 2404 2731
Fan number:         (268) 2404 4700

LAND DEVELOPMENT OFFICER: MR. BONGANI MAGONGO

Postal Address:

P. O. Box 501
Manzini
Swaziland
Telephone Number: (268) 2518 4162
FAX Number: (268) 2518 4481

 

 


 

 

 

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