Department of Plant Protection and Research

Plant protection and Research department is one of the most important and very technical departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and it is responsible for the protection of agricultural resources of Somalia from dangerous plant pests and diseases as well as Agricultural Research.

The motto of the department “Together we can protect our country”

Mr. Abdi Mohamed Hussein

Director of Department

The mandate of Plant Protection and Research Department is to promote the utilization of environmental-friendly chemical and non-chemical control methods to manage pest situations in the entire country through



Organizational Structure

Plant protection department consists of the following six technical sections

Insect and disease control

Weed control

Migratory pests

Laboratories & Research

Agrochemicals (pesticides and fertilizers)

Quarantine, Phytosanitary and Safety