Navajo Nation Department of Agriculture
 
Vision Statement
 
“Attain sustainability of Land, People, Water and Agricultural resources through conservation, protection and preservation.”
 
Mission Statement
 
Provide guidance the Dine people in the stewardship of Mother Earth by providing leadership, knowledge and technological assistance in the management and conservation of her resources, for the inheritance of generations to come. 
 
The Navajo Department of Agriculture (NNDA) is established under the Division of National Resources within Executive Branch of the Navajo Nation.  Today, the Nation Department of Agriculture is the lead agency in planning, coordination, and management of all programs, policies and regulatory provisions designed to protect and preserve Navajo rangelands, livestock and agricultural resources.
 
NNDA strives in the redevelopment of a viable rural economy for the Dine people, focused on livestock ownership, commercial and subsistence farming enterprises. Establish efficient range management programs and practices; consistent with the principles and established guidelines for conservation of soil and water resources.
 
NNDA provides technical assistance and educational outreach to Navajo ranchers, farmers and communities on various livestock and agricultural issues.  The department facilitates and fosters coalitions among county, state and federal agencies to assist Navajo communities with their agricultural and livestock needs.  
 
Finally, NNDA provides administrative, guidance and support services to District Grazing Committees, Farm Boards and Eastern Land Boards Members, with emphasis on regulatory oversight in accordance to the specified provisions of Title III of the Navajo Nation Code. 

 

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