Objectives of the Department of Agriculture
- Provide consulting services, technical support and professional advisory services in various fields of Agriculture, especially food crops and downstream industries to ensure adequate food production for the country's needs.
- Guide and create progressive agricultural entrepreneurs to increase the productivity of farms and agricultural production of the country.
- Creating a well-trained and skilled workforce for the needs of the agricultural industry.
- Protect crops (industrial and food crops) from pests and diseases through crop protection programs and quarantine services.
- Determining the production of food crops that are safe and control environmental pollution. Control the country's plant material and plant material from being taken out of the country and threatened with extinction.
Function of the Department of Agriculture
- Evaluate, modify and formulate technology packages from research agencies / bodies according to local conditions and then deliver them to agricultural entrepreneurs.
- Provide package consulting and technical support services to entrepreneurs, the private sector and agricultural development agencies.
- Develop Food and Land Crop Information Resources for use in planning and implementation of agricultural sector development.
- Conduct training at the Institute / Agricultural Training Center to meet the needs of skilled manpower in the agricultural sector.
- Regulate the quality of materials / seeds of National crops
- Implement the enforcement of the Pesticides Act 1974 to ensure that poisons imported, produced and sold in the country are of good quality and their use will not harm consumers, livestock, food crops and the environment.
- Implement the enforcement of the Plant Quarantine Act 1976 to prevent the entry of dangerous foreign pests into the country and facilitate the export of national crops to meet the quarantine regulations of the importing country.
- Implement the enforcement of the Customs (Prohibition on Export) Order 1988 and the CITES (International Trade Convention for Endangered Species of Wild Animals and Wildlife) regulations to ensure that plant and plant material is not endangered.
- Implement the enforcement of the New Plant Variety Protection Act 2004 (Act 634) to protect the intellectual rights of local varieties such as good breeds especially oil palm, rubber, cocoa, coconut and flowers.
- Establish relationships and cooperation with organizations in the public and private sectors within / abroad involved in international development, enforcement and trade.