Factsheet: Agriculture, fisheries and food authority Act 2013

Agriculture, fisheries and food authority Act 2013

Key Information
Act of Parliament to provide for the consolidation of the laws on the regulation and promotion of agriculture generally, to provide for the establishment of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority, to make provision for the respective roles of the national and county governments in agriculture excluding livestock and related matters in furtherance of the relevant provisions of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution and for connected purposes.
"agriculture" means cultivation of land and the use of land (whether or not covered by water) for any purpose of husbandry, aquaculture and food production and includes – among others
* cultivation of crops and horticultural practice within the meaning of the Crops Act;
* the use of land, meadow land, market gardens or nursery grounds
* the use of land for agroforestry, when that use is ancillary to the use of land for other agricultural purposes.
In this land preservation guidelines there are among others: requiring, regulating or controlling- of
(i) the afforestation or re-afforestation of land;
(ii) the drainage of land, including the construction, maintenance or repair of drains, gullies, contour banks, terraces and diversion ditches;
(iii) salination, acidification and saltification of soil;
(iv) eradication of weed by county government.
Stimulate reforestation or afforestation.

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