MECHANIZATION AND IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT

Mission
Provision of farm mechanization, technical and advisory services to the agricultural sector for sustainable production and productivity.

Core Functions
• Agricultural mechanisation, technical support services;
• Farmer training on agricultural mechanisation;
• Research and development;
• Soil and water conservation.

Mission
Provision of irrigation services to the farming community to enhance agricultural production and productivity.

Vision
To have all Zimbabwean exploitable water resources utilized for irrigation using the best water saving appropriate technologies.

Core Functions
• Plan and design irrigation systems;
• Develop irrigation systems;
• Rehabilitate irrigation systems;
• Farmer training on irrigation water management;
• Monitoring and evaluation of irrigation projects;
• Irrigation systems research and testing.

Mandate
The Department of Irrigation is the government department responsible for the overall planning, design, construction, sustainable operation, maintenance and management of communal irrigation schemes; irrigation research; and the provision of irrigation engineering, advisory and regulatory services to irrigation clientele in Zimbabwe.

Values
The Department of Irrigation upholds the following values:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism and
  • Accountability.