The Agricultural services department is headed by:
Dr. Ubon Asuquo Essien, Executive Director (Agricultural Services)

The Department is made up of three (3) Units namely;Agricultural services, Commercial services and IWRM. The department has the following duties;

  • Takes responsibility for Agricultural Development, Extension Services, commercial crop production, research and seed multiplication.
  • Ensures the implementation of approved agriculture plans and programmes.
  • Takes responsibility for Fisheries Development.
  • Coordinates the commercial activities of the Authority
  • Setting and reviewing revenue targets of the Authority
  • Undertaking regular revenue monitoring and preparing strategic management report for pricing and revenue improvement
  • Marketing the Authority’s commercial ventures
  • Coordinating activities of the cooperative societies
  • Coordinating State, Local Government and Communities partnership and investment (PPP)
  • Bilateral and multilateral relationships
  • Carryout the monitoring and management of some Rivers/ their tributaries in Cross River and Akwa Ibom State

    As part of the Authority's commercial services, the Basin Guest House was built and it’s been operated by the authority.
    The Authority's guest house which has been in operation for close to two decades has been renovated for improved services.
    The under listed facilities are available for your utmost satisfaction.
    - Tastefully furnished air-conditioned suites and double rooms
    - Bar
    - Restaurant for local and continental dishes
    - Standby generator
    - Guaranteed Security

    The Authority has established a packaged water factory named "CRIBAS WATER", a subsidiary of CRIBAS Nig. Ltd.
    The factory's product include:
    - Table Water: 0.5L and 1.5L
    - Sachet Water: 50cl
    These products pass through good treatment stages and are produced under high quality control procedures which are NAFDAC approved.

    The Authority engages in the following services to institutions and the general public .
    - Construction of irrigation facilities including earth dams
    - Road construction and redevelopment
    - Erosion and flood control
    - Sewage drainage
    - Fish Pond construction and watering
    - Open pit mine dewatering as well as transfer pumping
    - Drilling of boreholes
    - Installation and maintenance of borehole pumps
    - Redevelopment of boreholes and geophysical investigation for underground water development.

    There is a well-equipped laboratory that handles chemical and bacteriological analysis on water for domestic consumption, irrigation and fish production.
    Plans are underway to rehabilitate the existing soil laboratory to handle agricultural and engineering soil tests on commercial basis.

    In order to satisfy the fingerlings requirement of the dam reservoir of the Authority, a fish hatchery was built in 2007.
    The hatchery will in addition to raising fingerlings for the Obudu and Yakurr dams also meet the fingerlings need of fish farmers in the catchment.
    The project also embarked upon raising 6,000 fingerlings of catfish to table size fish for sale to the public.
    The project received additional 14,000 fingerlings of catfish in 2009 which was riased to maturity and sold. the farm was restocked in 2012 with 4000 fingerlings of catfish and sales of matured fishes has been on since December 2012.