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Functions

  • Promote best practices in production, collection, packaging, transportation, and storage of sugar value chain;
  • Conduct capacity needs assessment in the sugar value chain growing counties;
  • Develop the capacity of County Government Extension staff and other stakeholders on various technical aspects on sugar value chains;
  • Develop and review Training of Trainers (TOTs) curriculum and training modules on sugarcane growing;
  • Develop and review technical materials (Handbooks, booklets, pictorials, charts, and brochures, etc.) for growing sugarcane;
  • Collect, collate data and maintain the database on sugarcane;
  • Establish linkages with various governments and private research institutions to determine research priorities in sugarcane and to advise generally on research thereof; and
  • Establish experimental stations and seed farms for the development of varieties suitable to the agro-climatic conditions of the area and markets that will provide the greatest value added to scheduled crops.