National Agricultural Advisory Services Act, 2001
Act 10 of 2001
- Published in Uganda Gazette 33 on 1 June 2001
- Assented to on 17 May 2001
- Commenced on 1 June 2001
- [This is the version of this document from 1 June 2001.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the National Agricultural Advisory Services Act, 2001.
2. InterpretationIn this Act unless the context otherwise requires—“advisory services” means the provision of guidance to fanners or farmers groups with regard to the operation and management of their farming enterprises;“agriculture” means the management of crops, animals or fish for producing food, fibre or wood;“Board” means the Board established under section 8 of this Act;“District NAADS Co-ordinator” means a technical officer recruited by the district to be in charge of NAADS activities in a district;“farmer” means a person who derives his or her livelihood from crops or animals (land or water based);“farmers group” means a group of individual farmers, an association, co-operative or any legal entity with a common farming interest;“farmers forum” means a forum, comprising farmers groups at the Sub-county, District or national level;“Local Governments Councils” means the councils set out in the Local Governments Act, 1997;“Minister” means the Minister responsible for agriculture;“Organisation” means the National Agricultural Advisory Services Organisation (NAADS) established under section 3;“Parish” means an administrative unit established under the Local Governments Act, 1997;“Secretariat” means the Secretariat established under section 13;“service provider” means a person or body contracted to deliver advisory services;“Sub-county NAADS Co-ordinator” means a technical officer recruited by the Local Government to be in charge of NAADS activities in a Sub-county.
Part II – Establishment, functions and composition of the Organisation and Board
3. Establishment of the NAADS
4. Seal of the Organisation
5. Objectives of the OrganisationThe objects for which the Organisation is established are—
6. Functions of the Organisation
7. Composition of the OrganisationThe Organisation shall be composed of—
8. Board of Directors
9. Remuneration of membersA member of the Board or any person attending any meeting of the Board may be paid such remuneration or allowances as may be approved by the Minister.
10. Functions of the BoardThe functions of the Board shall be—
11. Meetings of BoardThe provisions of the First Schedule to this Act shall have effect with regard to meetings of the Board.
12. Committees of Board
Part III – The Secretariat
13. Secretariat and Executive Director
14. Other staff
Part IV – Farmers’ groups and committees
15. Registration of farmers groups
16. Deregistration of farmers groupA farmers group may, under this Act, be deregistered if it dissolves itself or ceases to comply with the Organisation or mismanages the funds of the Organisation.
17. Establishment of the Sub-county Farmers Forum
18. Functions of the Sub-county Farmers Forum
19. Establishment of the District Farmers Forum
20. Functions of the District Farmers ForumThe functions of the District Farmers Forum shall be—
21. Establishment of the National Farmers Forum
22. Functions of the National Farmers ForumThe functions of the National Farmers Forum shall be—
23. Regulation of procedures of farmers groups and fora
Part V – Service providers
24. Contracting of service providers
25. Functions of service providersA service provider shall carry out the functions and roles as stipulated in the contract and specified in the Fourth Schedule.
Part VI – Financial provisions
26. Funds of the Organisation
27. Financial year of the OrganisationThe financial year of the Organisation shall be the twelve months beginning on the first day of July and ending on the thirtieth day of June in the following year.
29. Accounts, audit and report
Part VII – Miscellaneous
30. Protection of members and staff from civil actionA member of the Organisation or any of its committees shall not be personally liable for any action done by him or her in good faith without any negligence for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.
31. Reports to the BoardThe Executive Director shall submit to the Board quarterly reports, returns and summaries on the activities of the Organisation and shall submit an annual progress report.
32. RegulationsThe Minister may, on the recommendation of the Board, by statutory instrument, make regulations for the better carrying into effect the objectives and functions of the Organisation and the provisions of this Act.
33. Minister’s power to amend SchedulesThe Minister may on recommendation of the Board by statutory instrument amend any of the Schedules to this Act.
History of this document
01 June 2001 this version
17 May 2001