Agriculture is one of the oldest profession in the country. At the time of liberation, 90% people were involved in this activity. Situation in Goa was also not different from that in the country. At the time of liberation in Goa, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry were under one head called Directorate of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. After realizing the importance of agriculture, Government bifurcated the above three departments into Directorate of Agriculture, Directorate of Animal Husbandry and Directorate of Fisheries. After that, Department has grown into leaps and bounds and made its presence in every taluka and villages in the State.
Agriculture is the primary occupation of State of Goa and is the main stay of rural economy. The promotion of agriculture, Horticulture and all related activities are planned, executed and monitored by Government of Goa through the Department of Agriculture which has its head office at Krishi Bhavan, Tonca Caranzalem Goa.