The Agricultural Engineering Research and Farm Management Directorate has a mandate to conduct adaptive research in areas of pre-harvest to post-harvest operations (i.e. introduction of appropriate technologies) particularly animal traction that will help reduce drudgery and increase production capacity of farmers to alleviate poverty. The Directorate also provide support services to other public or private institutions and departments.
Over the years a lot of successes has been achieved, the construction of rice threshers, Table threshers, power tiller accessories, ring hoe, charcoal presses and burners for bio char, grating machine for “gari” processing are among the registered success. Of recent, the construction of a maize sheller is completed testing and evaluation will be conducted after the harvest of maize this 2020 season.