The Farmer Support Services Department (FSSD) falls under the Operations Division of the board. The department is headed by the Farmer support services manager (FSSM) who reports to the Deputy General Manager Operations. The FSSM is assisted by one departmental secretary, one Production officer and two clerks. The FSSD has Production officers at depots, who assist farmers with agronomic advises.
The full documentation of the Farmer Support Services is available here. Also downloadable is the Farmer's Registration Form.
Stock feeds Manufacturing as at 31 May 2013
·The project idea was mooted by the Grain Marketing Board (GMB) and developed on the basis of the need to resuscitate the livestock industry which was shrinking dramatically over some years. ·Revenues generated from this project will be to cross subsidize the Strategic Grain Reserve. ·The project building started in October 2005 .During the period from mid 2008 to end of 2010 there was no meaningful progress due to hyper inflationary environment and subsequent lack of funding of the project. ·The estimated cost of the project is around 30 million United States Dollars. ·Project commissioning is expected beginning August 2013.
The plant which has an initial production capacity of 10 metric tons per hour before any upgrading will produce the following products among other specific customer tailored products.