Crops Act, 2013 (No. 16 of 2013). | Land Portal

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This Act seeks to accelerate the growth and development of agriculture, enhance productivity and incomes of farmers and the rural population, improve investment climate and efficiency of agribusiness and develop agricultural crops as export crops. For purposes of promoting of the production, processing, marketing, and distribution of crops in suitable areas the Act introduces, among other things, the following measures: (a) reduction and circumvention of unnecessary regulatory bureaucracy in the crops subsector; (b) reduction of unnecessary levies, taxes or other barriers to free movement of crop products and provide for a rationalized taxation system; (c) promotion of competitiveness in the crops subsector and development of diversified crop products and market outlets; and (d) attracting and promoting private investment in crop agriculture.This Act shall apply to all scheduled crops specified in the First Schedule and to all agricultural land whether privately or communally held. The Cabinet Secretary may, by notice in the Gazette, declare any other crop to be a scheduled crop. He or she shall prescribe development and regulation measures with respect to each scheduled crop. The Act sets out functions of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority established under the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority Act, 2013, and county governments for purposes of this Act. Those functions include functions relating to irrigation previously carried out by the National Irrigation Board. The Act also establishes a Commodities Fund and provides for incentives to growers and the registration of growers' associations.

Implemented by: Coffee (General) Regulations, 2016 (L.N. No. 120 of 2016). (2016-06-14)
Amended by: Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2016. (No. 7 of 2016). (2016-04-22)
Repeals: Agricultural Produce (Export) Act. (1957)
Repeals: Agricultural Produce Marketing Act. (1988)
Repeals: Crop Production and Livestock Act. (1968)
Repeals: Canning Crops Act. (1963)
Repeals: Cereal and Sugar Finance Corporation. (1959)
Repeals: Coconut Industry Act. (2006)
Repeals: Cotton Act. (2005)
Repeals: Pyrethrum Act. (1988)
Repeals: Sisal Industry Act. (1965)
Repeals: Tea Act. (1999)
Repeals: Coffee Act. (1978)
Repeals: Sugar Act, 2001 (No. 10 of 2001). (2001)
Repeals: Irrigation Act, 1966 (Act No. 13) (1966-03-11)

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