To provide leadership in the development of an effective, short, medium and long-term agricultural strategies and programs that would make optimal use of the region’s resources and potentials for improving farmer productivity, and livelihoods;
To exercise regional oversight over District Food and Agricultural Departments and ensure their effective performance within the Decentralization framework and policy of government;
To ensure adequate human resource capacity of the Department of Food and Agriculture in the region to implement its planning, regulatory, monitoring and evaluation functions in line with national agricultural policies and strategies;
To forge linkages with relevant stakeholders for the development of agriculture in the region; and
To coordinate all agricultural programs in the region including NGOs, Donor programs and private sector initiatives and to ensure their adherence to national regulatory policies and standards for the maintenance of a productive and sustainable agricultural environment.