The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) has, since the refocusing of its mandate to supporting farmers with the provision of agricultural inputs for wealth Creation, focused on value chain development with emphasis on the upper end of the chain among other interventions.
NAADS interventions in this area are aimed at adopting improved and efficient production technologies, enhancement of timeliness and profitability of farm operations and intensified farm production systems; as well as provision water for production to address adverse effects of climate.
In line with National Development Plan (NDP) II and the Agriculture Sector Strategic Plan (ASSP), NAADS purchases specialized agro machinery & equipment for production and processing along the agricultural value chains for agro industrialization.
Under Purchase of specialized agro machinery & equipment, focus is on the following areas;
- Appropriate household irrigation systems for water for production
- Tractors and matching implements for agricultural mechanization
- Value addition- fruit processing equipment (small scale and medium scale) for Mango, Citrus and Pineapples
- Grain Milling equipment,
- Milk coolers & matching generators.