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Mandated Functions

» To advise the Government on all matters regarding the organization, co-ordination, planning and execution of agricultural research and such other related matters as may be referred to it by the Minister ;

» To formulate national agricultural research policy and priorities;

» To define the overall aims and scope of agricultural research with a view to furthering national development objectives;

» To make recommendations to the appropriate authorities on the financial, manpower and physical resources required by agricultural research institutions and establishments and on the terms and conditions of service of the staff of such institutions and establishments;

» To review institutional and departmental agricultural research programmers and make recommendations with regard to their priorities and funding to the Ministry of the Minister in charge of the subject of Finance and Planning;

» To promote and facilitate excellence in agricultural research;

» To act as a channel of communication between agricultural research institutions and the Government;

» To arrange for and fund inter-institutional agricultural research projects;

» To arrange for and fund special scientific services for services for the entire agricultural research sector;

» To promote linkage between agricultural research institutions at national and international level;

Organize conferences and seminars on international, national and inter-institutional issues relating to agricultural research;

» To arrange for the post-graduate training of agricultural research staff and for interchange of scientists with recognized research institutions abroad;

» To review the performance of agricultural research projects.

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